Will you have to take notes from the next book you have to read?

Here is a quick checklist of what to decide, even before reading and taking notes.

1. Identify the main points
Before taking notes, find the main issues of the material.
It will help you focus on the most critical information
and help you organize your notes.
2. Create an organized system
Determine how you want to manage your notes.
For example, it could be by topic, subject, or chronological order.
Try to decide now what is the best structure.
3. Choose a note-taking method
Decide which fits your style and needs for that specific task.
It might differ from your previous book or the next one.
It could be bullet points, diagrams, tables, or a combination of these methods.
4. Use abbreviations and symbols
Use abbreviations and symbols to save time and space.
However, ensure you can still understand the abbreviations and symbols later.
Writing what it means at the beginning of your notes
might be a good idea if you introduce new ones.
So, it doesn't matter if you forget it.
5. Clarify concepts
Early research from other sources
if you don't understand a concept.
It will help you get a better understanding of the material
and help you take more effective notes.
It will also organize your mind ...
It takes only a few minutes to think about this.
An additional benefit you will get is that,
in addition to your notes,
it will also organize your mind around that subject.
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