3 note taking styles to simplify study time

3 note taking styles to simplify study time

3 note taking styles to simplify study time

3 note taking styles to simplify study time

3 note taking styles to simplify study time

3 note taking styles to simplify study time

3 note taking styles to simplify study time

Increase productivity & performance with these 3 note-taking styles that are designed to simplify study time.
Tessa Marano

Want to take your note-taking to the next level? Try these three note-taking styles.

Cornell note-taking method

Made popular by Cornell University professor Walter Pauk in the 1950s, the Cornell note-taking method is a simple, easy-to-digest method that was designed to help college students with their note-taking.

In this method of note-taking, you note down facts, questions and summaries into a structure that is designed to help you understand and retain knowledge, whether it’s from the classroom, lecture hall or boardroom.

So, how do they work?

Divide your page into three sections:

Left column: Add your keywords, subheadings or questions here

Right column: This column is for your notes and facts

Bottom: Include a quick summary of your notes

Charting method

The charting method involves structuring your notes into columns and rows with:

• Headings on the top row

• Related facts and information underneath

This method is great for making comparisons between facts or data, and quickly seeing the relationship between different pieces of information.

Digital flashcards

Together with Cornell notes or the charting method, digital flashcards can be used to help you bed down facts and information. They offer bite-sized bits of information that can be reviewed in the lead up to exams and tests to help you remember key facts and knowledge.

If you use a tablet and a digital pen, digital flashcards can be created on a PDF markup tool like Drawboard PDF.

With Drawboard PDF Essentials Plus and Drawboard PDF Premium you can use digital paper templates including Cornell notes, Gregg Ruled paper and Pitman Ruled paper as well as Graph paper, Isometric grid, sheet music and way more.

Other ways to simplify study time include:

• Digitizing your note-taking. Save time and paper by bringing your note-taking to a virtual space. Using a digital pen with a PDF markup tool like Drawboard PDF can help to streamline your note-taking and simplify study time.

• Using a digital document organizer to keep all of your notes in one place. Using a document organizer instead of a physical notepad means that you can rearrange or categorize your notes in a way that fits with your personal workflow. It also means you can make changes to your notes when and if you need to.

• Using page templates. Save time marking up margins and layouts on your note-taking paper by using ready-made note-taking templates. The note-taking templates on Drawboard PDF’s pro plans are designed to help you work faster and keep your notes neat and organized.

• Trialing different study and note-taking methods to find which works best for you. Cornell notes, the charting methods and flashcards are a great place to start.

Ready to take your note-taking to the next level? Drawboard PDF is designed to help you work better without paper. Keep all of your study notes in the one place and easily reorganize and make adjustments with your digital pen or finger. So simple! Download and start using the app for free.

Want to take your note-taking to the next level? Try these three note-taking styles.

Cornell note-taking method

Made popular by Cornell University professor Walter Pauk in the 1950s, the Cornell note-taking method is a simple, easy-to-digest method that was designed to help college students with their note-taking.

In this method of note-taking, you note down facts, questions and summaries into a structure that is designed to help you understand and retain knowledge, whether it’s from the classroom, lecture hall or boardroom.

So, how do they work?

Divide your page into three sections:

Left column: Add your keywords, subheadings or questions here

Right column: This column is for your notes and facts

Bottom: Include a quick summary of your notes

Charting method

The charting method involves structuring your notes into columns and rows with:

• Headings on the top row

• Related facts and information underneath

This method is great for making comparisons between facts or data, and quickly seeing the relationship between different pieces of information.

Digital flashcards

Together with Cornell notes or the charting method, digital flashcards can be used to help you bed down facts and information. They offer bite-sized bits of information that can be reviewed in the lead up to exams and tests to help you remember key facts and knowledge.

If you use a tablet and a digital pen, digital flashcards can be created on a PDF markup tool like Drawboard PDF.

With Drawboard PDF Essentials Plus and Drawboard PDF Premium you can use digital paper templates including Cornell notes, Gregg Ruled paper and Pitman Ruled paper as well as Graph paper, Isometric grid, sheet music and way more.

Other ways to simplify study time include:

• Digitizing your note-taking. Save time and paper by bringing your note-taking to a virtual space. Using a digital pen with a PDF markup tool like Drawboard PDF can help to streamline your note-taking and simplify study time.

• Using a digital document organizer to keep all of your notes in one place. Using a document organizer instead of a physical notepad means that you can rearrange or categorize your notes in a way that fits with your personal workflow. It also means you can make changes to your notes when and if you need to.

• Using page templates. Save time marking up margins and layouts on your note-taking paper by using ready-made note-taking templates. The note-taking templates on Drawboard PDF’s pro plans are designed to help you work faster and keep your notes neat and organized.

• Trialing different study and note-taking methods to find which works best for you. Cornell notes, the charting methods and flashcards are a great place to start.

Ready to take your note-taking to the next level? Drawboard PDF is designed to help you work better without paper. Keep all of your study notes in the one place and easily reorganize and make adjustments with your digital pen or finger. So simple! Download and start using the app for free.

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Our best work has been overtaken by busywork. That’s why we’ve created ways to help people get back to working wonders without any paper in sight.

Drawboard PDF lets you mark up and share with ease, and Drawboard Projects brings collaborative design review to architecture and engineering teams.

At Drawboard, we work our magic so our customers can get back to working theirs.

About Drawboard

We are a PDF and collaboration company. We believe that creating more effective connections between people reduces waste.

Our best work has been overtaken by busywork. That’s why we’ve created ways to help people get back to working wonders without any paper in sight.

Drawboard PDF lets you mark up and share with ease, and Drawboard Projects brings collaborative design review to architecture and engineering teams.

At Drawboard, we work our magic so our customers can get back to working theirs.

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