Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3412 Go over your notes as soon as possible. While the information is still fresh in your mind, take five minutes to go over your notes. Fill in the spaces, rewrite anything that’s confusing, and put a question mark by anything you don’t understand. Also, make sure that all of your key words are written in the left-hand margin. Of course, as you’re going over your notes, you are“locking”the information in your memory. If you’re really serious about getting the best grade possible in a class, completely redo your notes. Eliminate the unimportant information and rewrite the rest of your notes using your own words. Take notes that are easy to read. u Put the name of the class, the date, and the page number at the top of each page of notes. It will help keep your notes organized. u Put the subject of your notes at the top of the page. u Skip lines between topics and only use one side of the paper. Your notes will be neater, and they’ll be easier to read. You will also have space if you want to add something later. u Use symbols and abbreviations to help you take notes faster. Here are some of the most common abbreviations. = same or equal up or increasing w with not equal down or decreasing w/o without > greater than resulting in w/in within < less than * most importantly b/c because ~ approximately eg for example v very therefore ie that is esp especially u Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation. u Leave a wide space or margin on the left side of each page. As you’re taking notes, listen for key words. When you hear a key word, write it in the left-hand margin. Key words (topics, people, places, events) help you organize your thoughts, and they make your notes easier to understand. Key words can also help you review for a test. Just cover up your notes, look at each key word, and test yourself to see what you can remember about that topic, person, place, or event.