Efficient Note Taking: The Best Note Taking Methods for Studying Agile


Efficient Note Taking: The Best Note Taking Methods for Studying Agile

Efficient Note Taking: The Best Note Taking Methods for Studying Agile

Efficient Note Taking: The Best Note Taking Methods for Studying Agile

Efficient Note Taking: The Best Note Taking Methods for Studying Agile

Struggling with retaining your Agile curriculum? Maybe it's your note taking. Ace your tests and career path with this guide to the best note taking methods

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Agile curriculum can be difficult to digest all at once. When things are going quickly, the information you take in needs to be organized and ready to review.

When your notes are scattered, so are your study habits and test answers. It's crucial to have a method of note taking that allows you to organize information so that it's ready to be reviewed.

We're going to go over some of the best-known note-taking methods so that you're able to ace your exams.

Successful Note Taking

Taking notes is important for two primary reasons. You might be one of the people who can remember information perfectly without taking notes, but different teaching styles and coursework may disrupt that ability.

When information comes in fast, your memory might muddle the specifics and leave you with poor exam scores. With that in mind, it might be time to start thinking about your notes.

Note taking allows you to document spoken classroom information. You can then refer back to the notes and review the class materials that aren't in the textbook. So, the first reason to take notes is to organize the information that you can only get in class.

The second reason is that the process of note-taking actually helps your understanding. Simply writing something down helps to solidify it in your memory.

When you write it down in an organized way, your understanding becomes greater and the information is situated in different categories and groups. The following are a couple of our highest-recommended note taking styles.

1. Outlining by Importance

Class material is usually given in sections. Each section contains various pieces of information that range from broad to specific.

Outlining your notes involves breaking information down, either by number or letter, and categorizing those notes from most to least specific.

Let's say, for example, that you're learning about biomes in biology class. Your professor might start by listing off the most notable biomes. Each one will have a physical location, geological descriptions, and descriptions of plant and animal life that call it home.

If you were outlining your notes, you could start by writing "Biomes" largely at the top of the page.

If the first biome discussed was "Aquatic," you would then write "1.Aquatic." Each subsequent piece of information would be given a letter and a description. So, it might look something like "1. Aquatic, a. Fish, b. Plantlife."

The next biome would go in front of the number "2," and so on. This serves as a way of breaking down information in order of importance, allowing you to breeze through your notes in order to find specific points.

How This Helps Your Understanding

Imagine writing down notes without paying any attention to their organization. You might simply write down what you feel is important, leaving out the less significant details. That method leaves you with a jumbled mess of notes, hardly showing any semblance of organization.

Upon review, you will find that you remember information based on the information that it's situated next to. With the Outlining method, you'll remember information categorically. Ranging from broad to specific, you'll be able to conjure more pertinent details about topics because they're placed in context within your notes.

2. Cornell Note Taking

The Cornell Method is a slightly more sophisticated one. It involves elements of outlining but requires more preparation.

Page Arrangement

Students should start by drawing a verticle line down the paper about three inches from the left end of the page. Stop about two inches from the bottom of the page.

Next, draw a horizontal line across the page where your vertical line ended. Draw another horizontal line around an inch into the start of your verticle line. This should result in a section at the top of the page to place a content title.

The bottom portion is an area to freely write a summary after you are finished taking notes during the class. You should arrange each page like this before taking notes.


The top of the page should be given a title. This will be the general idea you are learning about as you take notes.

The left-hand box in the center of the page will be an area to list the keywords or general subjects of the lecture. All that's contained in the left-hand column are these keywords.

The right-hand column will be host to your notes regarding the keywords. You should try and break down the information by outlining it. Your outlining method should be the same as the method described in the previous section.

You'll leave the bottom of the page blank until the class has finished. The end result is a cleanly organized page of notes that are exceptionally easy to look over and study with.

How Cornell Helps with Retention

As we've stated, page organization is very important in the way we remember information. The Cornell Method is organized in a simple way, giving clear locations for subjects, notes, and summaries.

It's important that you don't forget the summary section as well. While it may seem tedious to summarize information that you've already taken notes on, it's actually important.

Summarizing serves as a third method of retaining information. Try to write four or five sentences about the section of the class that your notes were taken during. This will help to reinforce the information you've learned as well as open your eyes to some material you might have missed while taking notes.

The goal is to engage with course material in as many ways as possible. Each time you refresh your understanding of something, write it down, draw it out, or summarize it, you improve your understanding of it.

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Whatever coursework you're taking is coursework that you're paying for. You had goals in mind when you started taking the course, so it's important to stick with it and do as well as you can.

Additionally, good note taking allows you to access the information after the course is over and have a decent understanding of it. Whether you're looking for more study tips or information on Agile Training, visit our site to move forward.

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