Thorough note-taking during lectures, as you complete reading assignments, and as you conduct research can make a WORLD of difference in your effectiveness as a student. Many times those experiences of feeling stuck, lost in a fog, or caught unprepared, could be avoided by taking thorough notes. Notes are what help you focus on important concepts you are likely to see on a test. Active listening (keeping your antenna raised as you read or listen), an effective method of organizing your notes, and reviewing them often will help you stay on track in your classes. Check out this brochure for some popular and proven note-taking methods!
Learn how instructors and text book authors organize their materials in predictable patterns.