Don’t write down everything you hear in lectures!

A common error in lecture notetaking, from Jr. High to doctoral level, is to copy everything coming from the “divine lips” of the “All-knowing Professor”– Yeech! Don’t overload your notebooks and your brains!! Instead…

According to the Institute for Excellence in Writing, KEY WORD OUTLINES are best. This takes a bit of practice, but whether you are outlining a lecture or a book chapter, strategic use of 3-4 Key Words will give you great success in your notes and test-taking!