Is it normal to have 15+ pages of notes for one topic?

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I’m just wondering if I should condense and summarize my notes more since writing them is getting out of hand. Those 15+ pages notes are for the very long and dense topics though and I combine both AS and A Level section in them.
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I’m just wondering if I should condense and summarize my notes more since writing them is getting out of hand. Those 15+ pages notes are for the very long and dense topics though and I combine both AS and A Level section in them.
Condensing and summarising is an excellent way to revise and consolidate your knowledge. Writing them out 'in neat' is a monumental waste of time, and I'm sure you can easily see the difference between these two activities.

15 pages of notes for a topic like biochemistry or immunology is perfectly normal, nay expected. The trick is to get this down to a manageable 'revision' level by identifying key information which then triggers you to recall the detail.
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It depends on the content of the notes and topic. For specific biology units I had A LOT of flashcards, but when I split them into topics within the unit it wasn't that many. Same with chemistry. I didn't really put past questions in my notes so it was just knowledge.
As you said, since the 15+ page notes are for the more dense topics with AS and A level content it should be fine as long as it works for you, but summarising everything down to more concise points will always help your brain retain the knowledge.
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