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Recovering the Lost Art of Note-Taking

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    Note-taking is important for both academic and professional life. Without the skill of note-taking, you may capture less information in a meeting, or you may not recall an important theory that your professor mentioned in a lecture. Michael Hyatt has an article to help you recover the lost art of note-taking. First he gives some great advantages of note-taking:

    • Note-taking enables you to stay engaged.
    • Note-taking provides a mechanism for capturing your ideas, questions, and commitments.
    • Note-taking communicates the right things to the other attendees.

    Then he suggests four ways to improve your note-taking skills:

    • Use a journal-formatted notebook.
    • Keep your meeting notes as a running journal.
    • Use symbols so you can quickly scan your notes later.
    • Schedule time to review your notes.

    With most of my notes, I use list form with indented for sub-ideas. I drop down as fewer words as possible. Two those are the main things to make my note-taking more effective.

    Recovering the Lost Art of Note-Taking – [Working Smart]

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