General Principles of Notetaking:
-Be Brief: use keywords/short phrases
-Be focused: ask questions, get answers
-Be organized: titles and headings, visual aids, etc.
Notetaking from Lectures
-key to taking notes during a lecture is to be intent
(average person forgets 80% of what they hear in two weeks)
(" " " 95% in 4 weeks.)
-think ahead/activate prior knowledge [you think more than you write]
Main Idea Signals
-what info was repeated during class
-words like 'important', 'causes', and 'reasons' etc are essential
-gestures and voice may indicate importance
Recopy: organize through notes
-reorganizing is like 90% studying notes
-review notes within 24 hrs
-go over them weekly
Stream Lining Notes:
-use word beginnings and abbreviations
-use symbols (&, #, etc)
-personal shorthand: w/o, b4, etc (chat lingo comes in hand here :P)
-eliminate vowels: "cn u rd ths?"
key to mastery.. practice
and then there are different notetaking templates.
Landmark College two-column notes
Cornell Two-Column Notes
Personally, I like Roman Numeral and Extreme Mapping the best; but you can use whatever you feel most comfortable with.
I actually took a required class on notetaking last semester, and copied down some of my notes on here . I hope it'll be of help inshaAllah. :ermm: