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Open Advice top tips: Make notes

Updated Tuesday 29th April 2008

Fix your thoughts by highlighting or taking notes as you go

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"I had to spend quite a while experimenting with methods for note-taking, trying out different ways others had recommended - underlining, highlighting, scribbling in the margins, taking comprehensive notes. I quickly found it was no use hoping I would remember what I had read without taking notes."

"As I read, I highlight text that I think may be important. Making notes and using visual aids help me to remember since you can see what is happening and you’re able to put it into perspective more easily."



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