The best way to be certain that your class notes are complete and accurate is to review them in the evening while the information that was covered in class is still fresh in your mind. At this time you should rewrite your notes, correcting any errors, filling in any gaps, and adding additional information as appropriate. Rewriting your class notes also gives you the opportunity to improve their organization and to make them neater, thereby making your notes easier to study from. Further, rewriting your class notes reinforces the information so that you will remember it better.
Here are some tips to consider when you rewrite your class notes.
Reread your class notes two or three times before beginning to rewrite them. It is important to do this so that you have the “big picture” firm in your mind.
Rewrite your class notes in an outline format that shows connections and relationships between various topics and key terms.
Question what you have written in your class notes. Make sure that what you have written makes sense and that you understand what you have written.
Compare your class notes with those of another student in your class.
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