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  • If you're studying English in a classroom, you're going to have to make notes.

  • They're useful ways of helping you to remember things and review what you've learnt, so it's important to do it right.

  • Here's our top tips about taking notes.

  • Start making notes for every lecture on a new page, and date and number each page, too.

  • That way, it's easier to look back at them later and find what you want.

  • There's a lot to remember in a lesson, so note-taking is crucialbut don't write everything down.

  • Write down the important bitsyour teacher may suggest parts of the lesson that need noting, but don't rely on this.

  • And write down things in your own wordsunless it's a direct quote, then be accurate.

  • Make sure you understand what you have written and that you're making notes of the important bits.

  • Use words, abbreviations, symbols, or even pictures to summarize what your teacher says.

  • If you miss something, leave a gap in your notes, and get the information from them later.

  • After the lesson, use your notes.

  • Remember to read through them after the lecture.

  • You could also rewrite or expand them, too.

  • And discuss them with another student.

  • This will help you remember the content better.

  • Note-taking is an important and useful way to help you remember and revise what you've learnt.

  • Getting this right will make your learning journey easier.

  • Good luck!

If you're studying English in a classroom, you're going to have to make notes.

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