R ead your notes after class.
  • This allows you to review the lecture and get clarification of any notes that are unclear.

  • Reading your notes after class is helpful because the lecture is still fresh in your memory, and you can add any material that you did not write down.
R ead your notes before class.
  • This makes it easier for you to understand the new lecture because you can see the relationship to the previous lecture.
R ead your notes before a test.
  • This is a very important strategy for studying for a test.

  • It is best to read the notes aloud. Hearing the information helps you to remember it.

  • First read all your notes. Then read your highlighted notes. Read the highlighted notes as many times as necessary to recall the information.

  • If you used the Cornell Method for taking notes, first read the right hand side, then the left hand side, and finally the summary at the bottom of the page.
Read your notes three times:  After class, Before class, and Before the test.
H ighlight important information.
  • While reading your notes, highlight important information.

  • Do not highlight everything. Try to limit your highlighting to specific words, phrases, or sentences. Never highlight an entire paragraph.

  • The next time you read your notes, the highlighted text should speed up your review process.
Highligh important information in your notes.
I dentify material you think will be on the test.
  • As you re-read your notes, concentrate on material that you think will be on the test based on what the teacher told you or based on the types of tests the teacher has given in the past.

  • It may be helpful to re-write the material that you think will be on the test and re-read this several times. The act of writing will help you remember the information that you wrote.
Identify important or confusing information in your notes.



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