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 18Use three-ring notebooks. If you miss a class, you can insert a copy of the notes where they belong. Start a new page for each class. At the top of the page, write the class, date, page number, and the topic of your notes. Use only one side of the paper and skip a line between topics. Your notes will be easier to read and understand, and you’ll also have room to add information later. Use symbols and abbreviations to take notes faster. Don’t write in complete sentences, and don’t worry about punctuationor spelling. Underline or highlight the most important information. Having good notes will help you do better on tests Tests usually cover material that’s been presented in class, so having good notes to study from can significantly improve your test grades. Taking notes helps you pay attention You can think much faster than anyone can talk. This is one of the reasons your mind sometimes wanders when you’re in class. Taking notes helps you stay focused. Why Class Notes are Important How to Take Organized Notes Be a Class Act (continued) 2 Review your notes after every class to clarify information and fill in spaces. Step 8