How to make good notes

First let me tell, what are the properties of good notes

1)Easily understandable
2)Easily revisable
3)Save time – because you don’t have to read book again for learning them
4)Refreshes key points of lecture and book
5)Help to learn how to present answer in answer sheet in befitting way, to get more marks.
6)It contains collective information of text book, guide books and lecture.
7)Increase your interest
8)Notes are written in your own hand writing, you feel acquainted to them and you pick up easily.
9)It gives you food for thought

There are two steps in making notes.

1)Taking Notes
2)Shaping them

Notes are usually taken from lecture of teacher and books or guide books.

Taking Notes from lecture.

  1. Be alert while sitting in class. Listen to the lecture carefully.
  2. Write down the key points.
  3. Write down the technical terms, definitions and important information delivered by teacher. Technical terms and definition are particular, so you should have them in your notes.
    4)Sometimes teacher give you addition information about a topic which may not be in your text book, do write them.

Taking Notes from text book and guide book.
1)If you have both text book and its guide book, it is better you open both for taking notes. Get focused on each sentence while you study.
2)Extract key points from each paragraph and write it down.
3)Write down the important information from book which helps to remind all the explanation attached to the topic.
4)Do write the technical terms used in book, you need to memorize these terms so your notes should contain it.

Shaping notes
Shaping notes according to the question format of exam helps you present you answer in befitting way.
There are different ways to shape notes.
1)Writing in points
2)Writing in paragraphs
3) Making diagram, tables or chart