Find out how to do a single, 10 minute review of your notes that can DOUBLE your recall one month later. A simple trick I used to get the highest exam grade in the class with only 30 minutes of study. Note taking secrets that will enable you to write half as much while remembering more … Continue reading Find out how to do a single, 10 minute review of your notes that can DOUBLE your recall one month later
Why take class notes all by your lonesome when you can work with a buddy (or four!)? Gingko is a simple to use outlining tool that works great for everything from outlining that next research paper, to writing your next novel, to working as a team to take those class notes. Take a look at … Continue reading Great Way to Collaborate on Class Notes
~~The “100 Words (or Less)” series gives you a super-short summary of what you need to know about the subject at hand and does it in 100 words or less. Check the link at the bottom for more detailed info about the topic.~~ Superior Notes do four things. C – They Capture the information you … Continue reading Superior Notes in 100 Words (or Less)
To become an excellent turnip you simply sit around and wait for someone to dump manure on you and water you from time to time. That makes for a great vegetable, but not a great student. So why do most students sit in class and wait for knowledge to be dumped on them? To become … Continue reading Are you a turnip or a hawk? Class notes, predator style.
Did you know that reading over your notes repeatedly is one of the LEAST effective ways to study? Psychology research has demonstrated repeatedly that you remember much more effectively when you work with information rather than just reviewing information. Solution: Teach your study materials to a partner. Look briefly at a main heading in the … Continue reading Re-reading Your Notes Wastes Time!
The point of taking notes is to get the information down before it is lost. Don’t make the mistake of trying to write down every word, or even every letter, when taking notes in class. Here are several tips to help you capture all the important information. Continually ask yourself, “Is this important enough to … Continue reading Take Notes More Quickly
Question Everything I know what you’re thinking, “Should I really question everything?” You’re such a smart-aleck, but the answer is, “yes!” at least if you want to suck the knowledge-nuggets right out of whatever you’re studying and make yourself into the uber-scholar you always new you could be. Asking deeper questions–and thinking carefully through how … Continue reading Simple way to increase your recall and Understanding
Most of us feel like we are pretty good at using our brains; I mean, we’ve been doing it our whole lives, right? But are you really getting the most out of your mind when it comes to memory, study, and creativity? There are loads of little tweaks and changes you can make to your … Continue reading More for less–Getting the most From your mind