tnt92 Posted February 27, 2017 Share Posted February 27, 2017 (edited) This is such a great thread. I am addicted to stationary and organization!! In-Class Notes: I ALWAYS sit at the front of class and use my laptop to type up notes. I separate my notes via indentation and bullets, creating new paragraphs for every new thought. Sitting in the front really helps me focus (and also forces the professors to recognize me, so when I have extenuating circumstances they have generally been more lenient with me). After taking notes on my computer, I will either (a) edit them for corrections that night IF there is no exam for the class or (b) re-write them by hand because it helps me study better. If I write them by hand, I am always using Staedler's fine tip markers. I write on a spiral-bound notebook (usually from Chapters/Indigo) that has detachable pages. I colour coordinate and decorate the hell of my notes because I am very visual learner. E.g. week 1 will be orange and font will be block letters, week 2 will be pink with cursive letters, etc. It seems time consuming, but when you're enjoying what you're writing about because it is aesthetically pleasing/satisfying, it makes studying a breeze. Readings: Highlighters all day, every day. I start with yellow, so that if I decide to go over that reading at a later date for a different purpose, I can use a stronger colour over the yellow to make "new" highlights that are relevant to what I am doing with the reading. I will also use my Staedler fine tip markers to make notes in the margins. I usually add my own thoughts and critiques when I'm writing, or make a direct reference/comparison to another text. When studying/writing papers with these readings, I will comb through my highlights and notes, and use see-through page tabs to put directly over the sentences or comments I've made. This way, I know what material I want to use and do not have to spend my time referencing back to all the material to find something. Also, as someone else has mentioned before, I also keep track of poignant sentences, phrases, or words in a document. I will create a chart with three headings: reading, page number, and quote. This has saved me a lot of time writing as well in the long run. I only use this method when I am feeling overwhelmed with readings, otherwise it just seems like added "work" that can easily be achieved with the see-through tabs. Edit: Also, if you search studyblr on pintrest, instagram, tumblr, etc. you will see the most beautiful notes to inspire you! Edited February 27, 2017 by tnt92 othersamantha 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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