What do people mean when they say they're 'making notes'?Watch
wow i thought i was the only one that made actual notes. everyone else tells me they read the revision guide. i know it's a good revision technique becasue of my excellent predicted grades which i pray i will manage to get
If it's good, I'll read straight off it and learn it.
If it's not so good, I condense the textbook into my own words.
sometimes i get really frustrated because in revision guides all the points seem relevant and i feel i should write all of them down in case i get asked them in the exam but the thing is there is too much to write
The way I see it is if you paid attention in class and truly understood something the first time around you won't need to just try and memorize what's in a textbook the week before the exam. I mean if I didn't understand something in class I would go research it in my own time to formulate an explanation that made sense to me. If you truly GET how something works then you absorb the information. Otherwise it's just like trying to memorize a meaningless string of letters or numbers that bear no relation to eachother. I thought the point of going to class was to learn. If not you may as well stay at home and memorize the revision guide word for word then let it all slip out of your brain the next day.
Note taking is for structuring your points in an essay so you don't have to write it all out in full IMO