As a student, my notes were often all over the place. Memorably, my English teacher once asked me to please take English notes in English class, rather than drawing architectural plans on square-ruled paper while he lectured. My response was “I get an A in this class, so can you leave me be?!” Despite that, note-taking was indeed something I took seriously – I used my notes as my main revision tool in every class through High School, University Undergrad and Grad School (and graduating with honours!).
At HomeMadeEducation, we encourage all of our students to make their own notes … this article is a good reminder of why.