Today, let’s begin with note-taking techniques.
Note-taking is an important skill not only for taking classes, but also for doing your job in the future.
I’d like to draw your attention to certain points about taking notes.
First, remember that note-taking should be 75% listening and only 25% writing, so don’t try to write down every single word the teacher says.
Ignore what is unimportant and write in phrases, not complete sentences.
Second, leave spaces and lines between main ideas.
You may want to add some information later.
I find that some of you are very good at making use of color, mapping web, and symbols such as arrows, circles and boxes.
I highly recommend these tools to all of you, because the use of them makes the outline more easily readable and interesting than the blocks of text.
It also makes sure that important words stand out. Here are some examples.