There are several manners through which students attain their education among which mostly are dependent on tutors. Mostly till 6-7th standard students are taught by writing everything on black or white boards on compulsory basis and afterwards they are dictated their most of the lectures from their tutors because further in college, they have to make their own notes and lecturers will dictate the topics until it is necessary in any topic to represent slide show or pictorial view. But taking notes is also not an easy task. There are several factors which are responsible for a good notes making process and which students should know. ERP for school these days in many schools are making arrangements to provide the students tutorials for proper notes making and key points related to it. The ERP for school in various schools are nowadays opting for modern tools like software for school management. Software for school management provides various methods to the students to learn about such necessary skills like notes making etc. Note making or taking is also an art where students should be an active listener and should know where he or she has to use the pen to pen down the important facts otherwise the whole period they will keep writing notes only will understand nothing. So, let’s understand the tips to take notes in the class.
Usually in higher classes tutors stop writing on boards but still if you have a tutor who keeps writing key points on the board then it is a boon. So, students can pen down those details from white/black board, otherwise students should pen down only key points or important facts. Such as if the teacher is teaching English Grammar, then students should put down the heading of the topics and should mention examples only with rules. Taking and writing the whole lecture as notes is firstly impossible and if any students try this then his all efforts will go in vain because neither he will understand anything nor the notes will be prepared. This happens because usually this type of skill comes through constant practice and it takes time to be God in listening and understanding exactly what the tutor says in his/her lecture. Sometimes tutors are not so clearly audible or their words can be scrambled then they can ask the lecturer politely about those details to repeat them once again. Most importantly students should never overreact in the matter of taking notes and should never start writing every single word coming out of the mouth of the tutor because this will kill time only, notes will never be prepared in a proper manner and most importantly student will miss the real content which he or she should have listened carefully in order to understand the topic. Students should pen down some key points and then should return back to listening to the lecture because that is what is very important in a lecture.
Students should be fearless in order to attain knowledge and information. So, students should never hesitate to ask the tutor the lines of his lecture to repeat, which the student missed due to some reason and do ask politely saying, “sir kindly repeat the last line, I wasn’t able to catch it” so that tutor may not be offended and should be happy regarding the curiosity of the student. If a certain student feels hesitated to ask in class, then he or she can meet the lecturer or tutor after the class and can request to brief the topic again. A good tutor will never deny instead will be happy to see dedication level for making notes. In order to make good notes students can compare their notes with the notes of topper students in order to correct the mistakes and improve the level of notes so that the notes should be prepared perfectly for preparation of exams and tests. Students should write properly in the notes at night and if due to some reason notes got scribbled then students should make those notes properly as soon as they reach home or they themselves will not be able to read what they have written after some days.
Students should keep and maintain their notes in an organized manner so that they can recognize their notes subject wise at the time of studying and during preparation for exams.