Ways on how to make better notes!
Created on: October 22, 2018
Notes are nothing less than gold and making notes will always help you out in exams like JEE Advanced, JEE Mains. You may not realize the gravity of making notes but surely you would once the exams starts knocking on the door. It’s easy and convenient to revise handmade notes in your style and format, rather than to revise from thick books and coaching modules.
But then you must be wondering how do you make notes? Don’t worry; we have a bag full of suggestions, which will help you to make better notes and achieve your dream. Let’s look at the ways to make right notes.
Make notes in the language you are most comfortable:
Language matters the most. The whole purpose of making notes is to make you comfortable while revising. So, try making notes in the style you are most comfortable in.
Use a different color of pens:
Human eyes are more receptive to color. So, try using as many color pens as you can to highlight and remember your notes. For example, you can highlight definitions with a yellow pen, maybe formulas with a blue marker and the exceptions to the equations in a red marker.
Use different notebooks for different subjects:
It is essential for your notes to be well organized and more accessible when it is consolidated in a single notebook. But another critical point is to keep the notes of each subject in a different notebook.
An index page about all the chapters and topics that you covered will boost your confidence. Also, make sure your notes are well organized so that you can find them when in need.
Don’t repeat textbook notes:
Carefully go through your textbook and then write down your notes. After that, take down all the insights your professor gives which is not there in your textbooks and try to write it in your way. It will help you to learn better and understand the concept.
Highlight the exceptions and limitations of formulae:
Rote learning of concepts and formulas doesn’t help at all. For exams like JEE Advanced, the exceptions are essential. Many formulas are derived based on assumptions and are not always valid. The idea is to not fall for any trick!
Read your textbooks topic wisely:
Go through your textbook to keep an understanding of the topic. Do not make notes at this point, but instead focus on understanding the problem or concept.
Taking notes when you’re reading the first time is not an efficient technique. You are likely to write too much information and merely copy without understanding the topic.
Review the topic:
Locate the main points and sub-points. Set the book aside. Paraphrase this information. Writing the textbook points in your own words forces you to become actively involved with the topic.
Rather than just writing notes, you must revise them every fortnight. In this way, you’ll not forget things, and you’ll not be in a pressure condition in the last month for revision.
Other than that, there are a few more which you are needful for better performance in JEE.
Review your notes soon after the class. Edit notes if required.
Review notes briefly before the next class. Clarify doubts if arises.
Revise daily from notes. Schedule some time at the end of the week for a longer revision.
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