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    Not sure if I am strange or if anyone else can relate. Basically I home study and I've been using two books for a subject, one book I simply read, another I use to take down notes. I am finding that I'm learning less by taking notes and I can figure out why.. I read the book and write down notes from a page and it still doesn't sink in, from the book I purely read and take no notes I seem to retain the information... now I have an exam fast approaching and Im seriously considering taking no notes and just reading the book.. do you think this is advisable? Of course I will have to make note of a few things as alot of it is numbers I have to remember but Im seriously considering relying on pure memory but dunno if this is tge right thing to do.. I'm out of practice when it comes to studying/revision as I left education a good 5 years ago.

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