Note Taking Tips for College Success

Taking notes may not be an exciting topic, but it is a key to college success. Good notes not only help you remember important information, but the act of writing things down can be more effective for learning than reading or hearing a lecture alone.

That said, the key is taking good notes. You need to get the important points down in a format that you can review and be able to find the key points quickly.

I once had an instructor that would write notes in different areas of the whiteboard with no structure, and then erase random parts to add more notes. If your notes look like that whiteboard, you may need some help.

I have always preferred taking notes on paper, but some people prefer a laptop or tablet. Try both and see which works best for you. There are also different methods to organize your notes so you can find what you need.

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