Could you repeat the whole class? I wasn’t listening.

Taking notes.

I know how to do it but I don’t know how to do it.

What I mean by that is I know how to write down everything I see on the board or the projector, but I don’t know how to make the notes efficient. That is why I decided to research how to take notes more efficiently.

This one blog had an interesting stat posted.

According to Walter Pauk (84), people lose their retention at the following rates:

20 minutes 47% forgotten
1 day 62% forgotten
2 days 69% forgotten
75 days 75% forgotten
78 days 78% forgotten

It is interesting to see how fast we lose the information learned in class and how important notes are.

Another blog I found had 5 different methods of note taking. The Cornell method seems very appealing to me because my English professor likes to talk about one subject, then move to another subject, and then go back to the previous subject.

Since I am writing on paper, it is very hard for me to add new notes after I have written something down. Since the professor likes to go back on the previous subject and add more points, the Cornell method will allow me to add additional notes afterwards.

I look forward to using the Cornell method or my next class!


3 thoughts on “Could you repeat the whole class? I wasn’t listening.

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  1. I have to write down notes no matter what, even if I’m at a presentation for leisure, because it’s the only way I’m capable of paying attention. I’m excited to see your next post to see how this works out for you!

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  2. I’ll admit, I have fallen into the habit of writing everything down. It is the blessing and the curse of using a laptop in university, but the benefit for me is that I can see all of the content later when reviewing, eliminating the possibility of me accidentally missing a significant point. That being said, I am also a math student, so the majority of my classes are math anyways, and the odd ECS class is what I type haha.

    The stats are interesting! I know in the University Chamber Singers we constantly talk about how you have to review within 24 hours of learning//working on/memorizing something. If you don’t you essentially lose it all (and at a nearly 70% loss rate from your data, I think that backs up this figure!).

    I look forward to seeing your results from this new method you are trying. If it is sucessful, I might need to attempt to learn it myself! Have a great week,

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