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Can you read a book and digest it all without note taking?

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    Or is note taking a must?


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    nope
    i cant even read the calendar and remember what the date/day is let alone a book
    notes + rehearsal --> long term memory = the way forward :yep:
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    For me my hand writing is quite bad and I type quicker so I just typed up all my notes in full at first then after multiple drafts I read through it and slowly condensed it so it was more manageable to read. It was easier for me but we all learn differently. Albeit for my biology i just read the textbook and was fine
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    No, I'm sorry but this is just how human memory works. We don't have the capacity to remember everything from every book we've read without regular recall.
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    You lost me at "can you read a book"
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    To be honest, I think people can. It's often quicker than making flashcards or making a mindmap. In the lead up to exams for me notes are a waste of time. But like before then when I'm just revising casu then making flashcards etc is pretty helpful. I also use cramming where I write paragraphs over and over again but that's just me and most people can't. It's just quicker
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    Yes you can. My handwriting is often very messy and I don't have the patience to write up a lot of notes so for my GCSEs I usually read the textbooks a few times and that's what worked for me. If you want, you can write notes to aid the understanding process and then for revision just go over the textbook.
 
 
 
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