One of the most typical reasons for many students to fail with passing some tests is the absence of appropriate lecture notes. In case you proofread your class notes several times before the exam just to earn “F” or “D”, you should think about changing your summarizing strategy. Frankly speaking, a lot of people live their entire lives without mastering the ability to take notes in full, especially if the topic is so complicated like "Essential Components for Effective Business Operations Management".
So, there is no wonder that, according to the Department of Education, more than 25% of students fail their attempts to earn at least “C” because of having hard times with reading and interpreting own notes.
Not long ago, a Business Insider has shared few secrets of the successful writing. Top contributors and official magazine’s writers came up with a single list of rules for the students who experience some difficulties with creating clear lecture outline. Right, your notes should look like an outline rather than a messy shit full of the comments from your best friend, freaky pictures, blot, and signs of coffee. Just kidding. Anyway, the truth is that many students don’t care about the up-coming exam unless the day of the execution actually comes. That’s why they take notes in a rough manner.
Another significant problem which cannot be prevented is the rapid penetration of digital devices and technologies in the educational process. We barely see students that do not own a smartphone or tablet. Taking pictures of your lecture notes or simply downloading class presentations might help, but writing the matter on your own help with memorizing things. As we know, there are four main ways to remember something.
The majority of students (76%) claimed they work better with visualization processes.
So, you may wonder, but having a look at own writings will make you recognize the information better than someone’s else notes. After all, don’t be so sure that you’ll get the shitty handwriting of your classmate.
Anyway, it’s time to list the key success factors of recognizable notes for your home study. The first approach suggested by Hooman Katirai from the Business Insider is to separate a "stimulus" from a "response." The stimulus is a hint of the subject or main question. The response is the brief, clear answer to this specific issue. Mind that the stimuli are to the left of a margin while the responses are to the right.
On the whole, an efficient note taking is an interactive process which involves the usage of the original notes many times in order to develop the awareness of targeted content, rather than evaluating note taking as just another off copying activity. To complete the puzzle, one should recognize four stages of note taking:
During the note taking stage:
Note making stands for:
Facing the stage of note interacting means:
Finally, to provide appropriate note reflecting you must: