When learning, our teachers and lecturers often present us with reading materials, textbooks or hand-outs. However, most of us will also want to capture our own notes. This benefits our learning in a few ways:
- We can capture additional information that is not in the reading materials or handouts. This is usually the case when the teacher presents additional material or when he/she gives situational examples beyond the immediate context i.e. how the knowledge has real-world applications, interesting case-studies, etc
- The act of taking notes in itself also helps us organise and sort out information. Thus, helping us to filter and retain knowledge which can then be easily recalled and applied.
Here are some common habits we can use with note-taking that will be useful in learning.
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