What’s the best way to take lecture notes?
In this video, I’ll go over five of the best note-taking systems out there. We’ll also dive into the strengths of each, in order to figure which is the best for:
- Organizational structure
- Ease of studying
- In-the-moment learning
These methods really run the gamut of efficient ways to record data, so check out each one and ask yourself which would suit your particular classes the best.
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- Here’s the official PDF on the Cornell method
- Scott Young’s flow-based notetaking presentation (you should also check out his site)
- The MIT challenge – Scott’s attempt to learn the entire MIT computer science curriculum in 1 year
- Coggle is a free, web-based mind mapping tool. I’ll note that, like most software for making mind maps, it doesn’t put things in bubbles.
- Thanks to my little bro Brian for making the background music! You can check his stuff out on Soundcloud.
After you’ve picked your favorite note-taking system, stay tuned. Next week I’ll be bringing you a countdown of hacks you can use to make your notes even better.
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