>>7807881 Objectively best way of taking notes: >write down everything the professor says abbreviated to the point of unreadability >use saved time to doodle on margins >shove notes in backpack after lecture >before exam take them out and shove them in the trash >learn from books/internet
I generally try to write down everything that's put up on the board. Just because as I'm learning material it's hard, for me at least, to tell what's very important.
I just put a little star next to it in the margins if it seems important right off the bat.
I don't do summaries. I usually just review my notes at the end of the day, make sure everything makes sense, and put very important points on a know-this-by-heart sheet I keep towards the back of the notebook.
>>7807881 I use a similar style for rewriting my notes (I put key definitions/identities on the left side, main hunk is for examples/more in depth discussion, then the bottom is a very short description of what's on the page so I can find stuff quickly in my notes), but to me that's a ridiculous way to actually take notes. I've had professors fill the board with information, then lecture on something entirely different expecting students to be able to take both groups of information down. You have to do what you have to do to get that info down. After class, you can get fancy with your organization. During class, you just get the shit down in a way you can understand.
Oh, and randomly abbreviating stuff? It takes more time to figure out a sensible abbreviation to write down than to just write the word. Sure, there are common terms/abbreviations, but figure out how you'll abbreviate outside of class. Otherwise, at best you're losing time, at worst, you're creating reams of unintelligible notes.
>>7807881 Math no, physics yes. One is pure and can't be learned through rote memorization and the other is a body of work that can't maintain itself unless replicated studiously. I'll clarify my thoughts if you can properly invite me in: >>>/x/17268322
>>7807881 Whatever works for you is the best way to take notes, just gotta try a bunch of stuff out.
The best way for me now is very autistic but hey, it works. I solely pay attention to what the professor is saying, then after I've heard it, I write a summarized blurb. At some later point in the lecture when my attention is weak, I like to read what I wrote earlier, and look at a person/object in the room simultaneously and create some basic association -- sometimes I'll write the word of the specific object next to the infomation if course material is dense. Then when I can't quite remember something during a test, and I look at the flag hanging adjacent to the white board, it seems to really help me recall more effectively and efficiently when I've mentally connected the abstract thought to something tangible. It's neat at the end of the semester when you can sit in the class and look around the room, and it's as if the information is sitting there with you, physically.
Notes are kind of stupid desu, if you have some material the course works off of. You are there to watch somebody explain a concept and how to work through it, not write your own third-class textbook on the matter. Pay attention, ask questions, and read the text.
I recommend learning Japanese (kanji) and Latin to take notes. The use of kanji will save you a lot of space over the English alphabetic system and Latin doesn't come with articles and other bloat. I use a mix of kanji and Latin, whatever is faster to write in the moment. I'm learning Hebrew now to try because the absence of vowels interests me. I've heard ancient Chinese is even more compact than Japanese, I might try that out after I learn Hebrew.
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