How to make notes for a biology degree more specifically the medical sciences?

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I would love to know how everyone makes notes for their biology related degree especially if you're doing a medical sciences, biomed degree or a subject allied to medicine like neuroscience. Do you do mind maps, annotate powerpoints, write or type etc.
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I would love to know how everyone makes notes for their biology related degree especially if you're doing a medical sciences, biomed degree or a subject allied to medicine like neuroscience. Do you do mind maps, annotate powerpoints, write or type etc.
I think it varies between different individuals and their preferences. I personally recommend mindmaps bc there’s a lot of content and these help condense down notes and link different concepts easily
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I would love to know how everyone makes notes for their biology related degree especially if you're doing a medical sciences, biomed degree or a subject allied to medicine like neuroscience. Do you do mind maps, annotate powerpoints, write or type etc.
I do microbiology and personally I make my lecture notes on the PowerPoint in the notes section. I'll then take these notes andd make diagrams/mind maps with them and stick them on my wall. I'll also make flashcards on every lecture to continually revise and then closer to the time I'll do past papers and practice exam questions.

Its all very personal but that's what I do and it works super well for me!
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I would love to know how everyone makes notes for their biology related degree especially if you're doing a medical sciences, biomed degree or a subject allied to medicine like neuroscience. Do you do mind maps, annotate powerpoints, write or type etc.
I know you are applying to the pretty much the same course I was on given our past conversations, I can tell you the module leads for many of our modules when I was there were trying to push us to use VUE mind maps for "concept mapping", given the problem based learning we usually did. However at least half of your modules will probably still be your usual lecture based stuff.

During lectures, I always just used to take notes from the lecturer (write down stuff they said that wasn't on their slides) then write them up later with help of the powerpoint, as usually the pace is too rapid for you to write everything. I preferred written notes, but mind mapping can be useful for modules, helping you draw links between topics from across your course (which can be useful in essays later where you are expected to do more "outside reading")

For prepping for exams/assessments, honestly we are all different, so its worth experimenting and seeing what works best with you. Personally I didn't get on well with the mind mapping software I mentioned before, I preferred trying to keep re-writing and condensing notes and covering my wall in them-but again, we are all individual.
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