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!