Clean up your NOTES clean up your LIFE

Hope that title grabbed you. I just have some tips for pretty notes, no life lessons today!

I get a lot of compliments on my notes in class. After 14+ years of school I’ve figured out a couple things that work really well for me.

  • Have a pen, highlighter, and one pen of a different color. As an oceanographer, the more blue the better.
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  • Draw pictures. Especially if you’re talking about a process, physical or otherwise
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  • Keep a relatively constant title, subtitle, definition scheme.
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  • Box, circle, underline. Call attention to facts and figures. Did your prof say this was going to be on the exam? UNDERLINE THAT ISH
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  • Go back AFTER lecture. Trying to make things look pretty and missing information is completely counter productive. Re reading your notes is a good idea anyways, so as you’re going back, highlight and add information that might have been missed your first time
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Hope some of these help! Would anyone be interested in some monthly note sheet posts as inspiration? I’ve been thinking about starting a studying page but haven’t gotten the courage to do it… thoughts?

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