u Do you take too many notes? Not enough? u Do you have a hard time knowing what to write down? u Are your notes difficult to read? If you answered yes to any of the above, you may want to work on improving your notetaking skills. Why notetaking skills are important 1. Having good classroom notes helps you do better on tests. Because tests usually cover material that’s been presented in class, having good class- room notes to study from can significantly improve your test grades. 2. Taking notes helps you pay attention and get the most out of your classes. You can think much faster than anyone can talk. This is one of the reasons that your mind sometimes wanders when you are listening to a lecture. Taking notes helps you stay focused on the material being presented. Taking Notes