A good strategy of note taking in
class will pay off in terms of effectiveness and time savings.
The keys to good note taking are the five "R's":
Record * Reduce * Recite * Reflect * Review
You can develop your own system based on a few elementary
Think in terms of three main sections:
Identify the main points
do not try to quote the lecturer, instead capture the main points;
a space for editing or annotating what
you have written,
linking information from the text or other sources,
a "condensing" or summary section.