Jacob Lawrence teaching at Lincoln School, c. 1940?
HOW I TAKE NOTES!
Taking good, accurate, and fast notes is crucial to success in any sort of post-secondary education. It’s only now, in my third year, that I’ve finally nailed down a system that works. For me. It may not work for you, fancypants.
- Take speedy notes in class. Notes on notes. On notes. This is probably the most important step. When I’m in class, I try to focus both on what is on the slide/ board, and what the prof is saying. Often I find what the prof is saying comes in handy later on when I’m studying because it can help contextualize what I’ve written down.
- Skip a few days. Relax. Have a nap. Have three.
- Re-write the notes, taking care to focus on definitions and key words. For me, this involves separate colours. Green is for key words that will stick in my brain for when I need them later, like on the midterm. Pink is for terms and definitions. This way, when I’m trying to memorize, the most important things can jump out at me. Purple is for headings and general knowledge. I usually know a list or group of similar characteristics is coming when I need purple.
Studies show that both re-writing your notes and using different colours helps with retention. I think this method works so well for me because I feel like I’m getting a two-for one: prettier notes, and extra studying. Mama loves a bargain.
Credits to my homeboy’s Mankiw, Kneebone, and McKenzie, for making Microeconomics fun since 2011.
Beautiful children in Anakao, Madagascar
by Nicolas Mithois
Mariette Valsan as ENCHANTRESS
model : mariette valsan
make up & hair : Chetan Karkhanis
styling : sushant panchal & Mehak Mina
concept & photography : sushant panchal
assistant photographer : Parija Shinde & Priyanka Kirve
jewellery : sia jewellery
This blog is beautiful! I’ve had the hardest time finding good fashion pics of Indian models (besides Vogue India) lately. Keep up the great posts!