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    Top note taking tip:
    Colour coordinate your work. For me, light blue is a definition, dark blue is a model answer or a possible suggest question, red is important/an equation, black is my standard writing colour and if I draw a colour diagram I write my notes in the corresponding colours. Eg if I drew a plant cell and drew a chloroplast in a green pen, the notes on the chloroplast would be green.
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    Get your work done in style with a luxurious silver and gold Otto Hutt rollerball and matching ballpoint pen worth £225, complete with a large Chianti leather journal courtesy of Pen Heaven.

    Offering a comprehensive range of writing instruments and leather journals, Pen Heaven provides personalisation on products thanks to an in-house engraving and embossing service.

    Specialists in classic brands such as Parker, Cross and Lamy, Pen Heaven also boasts some more unusual and hard-to-find items such as the Japanese hand-painted Platinum range, Italian calligraphy sets and the design focused Worther brand.

    Entering the competition is easy - just reply to this thread with the words 'I choose cursive'.

    Read more about this competition and find out how you could win a bonus prize >>
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    Top tips for notetaking:

    ☆ Write texts in bold, bright colours and outline the texts. Try to colour code the text by creating a small box on the side of the page and draw lines or small boxes in your chosen colours and write what point that colour covers. This makes it easier to find info when you come back to revise.

    ☆ Have a different notebook for each subject, in different colours.

    ☆ You should write down key terms and underline them. Write facts in bubbles or other shapes such as circles or rectangles.

    ☆ Draw small pictures or diagrams to represent each point being made and next to it write some key terms to connect it together.

    ☆ You can also draw flowcharts when you want to show the events that lead to a particular problem or an event that happened. Or a pyramid where you can show a hierarchy e.g. In History (Russia) the working class (proletariat) would be at the bottom, then comes the middle classes then the upper classes then the Tsar and Tsarina (King and Queen).

    ☆ Make little summary cue cards as they are also helpful and buy them in different colours for your subjects.

    ☆ Try using post it notes in different colours and write key terms and definitions or small consolidation questions. This is a really effective tip that I used for my History exam ( Got an A!) Attach this to your notebook and write the answer underneath it and test yourself.

    That's it! My top 7 tips to effective notetaking...
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    A note taking tip: take out all the conjunctions to make all your points shorter. You will still be able to understand them fine.
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    Note taking tips:
    For class notes use different coloured pens - maybe get one of those with four colours in one for speed!
    Underline things, split each slide (if your tutors use powerpoints!)/new point into separate headings and space notes out well so they're easier to look back at later on, and feel less overwhelming as there's not too much on the page.

    And later on... for revision reorganise notes into colourful spider diagrams for each topic, add each heading off the central bubble in a different colour and then draw little pictures to correspond that you can relate to later and help you remember!
    This sort of thing really helps me as I'm more of a visual learner
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    (Original post by TSR Competition)
    Get your work done in style with a luxurious silver and gold Otto Hutt rollerball and matching ballpoint pen worth £225, complete with a large Chianti leather journal courtesy of Pen Heaven.

    Offering a comprehensive range of writing instruments and leather journals, Pen Heaven provides personalisation on products thanks to an in-house engraving and embossing service.

    Specialists in classic brands such as Parker, Cross and Lamy, Pen Heaven also boasts some more unusual and hard-to-find items such as the Japanese hand-painted Platinum range, Italian calligraphy sets and the design focused Worther brand.

    Entering the competition is easy - just reply to this thread with the words 'I choose cursive'.

    Read more about this competition and find out how you could win a bonus prize >>
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    Top note taking tip? Draw lots of pictures, they stick in your mind better than words
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    Note taking:
    🔴 Use different colours so the important notes stand out.
    🔴 Use highlighters for the terminology, dates and if needed case studies.
    🔴 Get different notebooks for different subjects (helps if you choose different colours for each subject)
    🔴 Read over your notes!
    🔴 Summarise the notes!
    🔴 Use post-it-notes to help with the terminology and test yourself. You could put these in your notebooks or in your house to help you revise!
    🔴 Write your notes again and again until you know it off by heart!
    🔴 Read over your text books and write the important facts or the stuff you did not know in your notebook.
    🔴 Use 'voice note' in class if your teacher talks way too quickly! Then listen back over it and write the notes after the lesson. Double bonus as you'll be revising too!
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    When taking notes I like to use different colours and always write out headers in capitals. I always outline important formulas or pointers in a red line so it stands out when you look at your notes.
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