We need to take notes to recall facts and ideas we may not recall otherwise. The simple act of writing facts or ideas down could potentially help us with recalling them later.
The idea is NOT to have a concise record of the lecture…(too overwhelming!) …but to help you study better and faster with more efficiency. When the test comes you don’t want to be inundated with too much information.
Write down the most important things.
Write anything that is unfamiliar? (You may look it up later or ask about it in class.)
What relates direct to your readings. (Anything you already are familiar with can be left out of your notes thus making them less overwhelming.)
Write down: names of people, dates, theories, definitions, titles of articles, etc.
ALWAYS write down anything a professor writes on a board!
These ideas were generated by a students in a Student Success Seminar class.
Attend your classes every day.
Be on time for class.
Ask for help if you have questions.
Be passionate about school.
Be prepared & motivated.
Complete all course work.
Have a positive mind set.
Be open-minded and open to change.
Speak clearly/participate in class.
Study information pertaining to your major.
Work on your time management skills.
Watch your diet.
Exercise to increase overall health.