Take Lecture Notes Using These Two Rules: TUB-Thump 002

I worked with a two-rule approach to lecture notes at university. That’s what Episode 002 of TUB-Thump is all about.

Here are the show notes for the 6-min episode:

  • My lecture notes were always different. Sometimes a couple of words, sometimes several sheets of paper. Although the length of the notes were always different, the method of taking them stayed the same.
  • Rule One: Only write down the stuff you don’t actually know. Work out the context and bigger picture and limit it to that, alongside anything you don’t already have an understanding of.
  • Rule Two: Engage with the notes within the next 24-hours. Don’t leave them, use them to deepen your understanding. Do it while it’s fresh in your mind.
  • Yep, it was that simple. There are loads of ways you can take notes and they should all work under this two-rule method.
  • This should help you write fewer notes, not more. That’s the magic!

Music for TUB-Thump is Life, by Tobu, which is released under a Creative Commons license. Check out more of Tobu’s great sounds on Soundcloud,YouTube, and his official site.

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