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11/09/2016
There is no argument that studying is a solid way for students of all ages and levels to review learned information and prepare for an exam or upcoming lesson. However, as regular as study sessions are, the benefits gained from them are limited by the review material being used. Largely, by a student's notes.

How to Take More Productive Notes

If you have taken a look at your child's notes and thought that an alien had taken over their body during class, then it might be time to give them a helping hand on writing better notes. To get you started, The Tutoring Center, Upland CA has a post for you to share full of tips on taking better notes.

The Chicken is Buying a Dress at the Soccer Game?

If your study notes aren't legible, then they aren't going to be much use. You will be left with confusing statements like the title above when it should be an important reference being given by the history teacher. Slow down your note taking so that you can write notes which are actually useable.

Write for Yourself

It is important to remember that while your writing needs to be legible, it only needs to be legible for you. If you struggle to write fast enough to keep up with the teacher and your own ideas, consider using shorthand or create your own version. By creating a 'cheat sheet' with simple abbreviations for commonly used words, you can greatly reduce the amount you have to write. After you have taken notes using your writing system, place the 'cheat sheet' beside your notebook to refer to it as you revise and expand on your notes.

Write Notes, Not an Essay

When taking notes, it is always important to remember that you aren't supposed to be writing down everything the teacher is saying, or even trying to connect information as you write. Instead, focus on listening to the key pieces of information which are being said and note these down. Important items such as names, historical dates, and landmarks are great places to start and form the basic pieces of information needed for researching additional information later. If your child is struggling with their classes or you know they are capable or raising that B to an A+, speak with The Tutoring Center, Upland CA at (909) 579-0274 to learn about how purpose designed 'Geniuses in Training' programs can help. Don't forget to ask about your free consultation.

Share the Note Taking Load

It is unlikely that you will be attending a one-on-one lecture or tutorial. Before the lesson, speak with your classmates about taking notes collectively and then meeting up afterward to review. As an example, if a lecture is history based, one student could pay attention to dates, times, and places while you focus on names, characteristics, and alliances. Of course, along with this particular information, it is important that each student takes their own broader notes, taking down as much accurate information as possible. Once the lecture is finished, meet up with your classmate and compare notes. This is a great way to not only expand your own notes but receive corrections on any information you took which could have led you in a completely wrong direction during your review or an exam.

Make Your Notes Accessible

One of the worst things is when you have a moment of brilliance regarding the last math lecture, but immediately remember that you left your math notes at home. Suddenly the thought is gone and you miss out on valuable information. Once you have compared your notes, transfer them to an online note taking service which allows you to access your notes anywhere you have a mobile device or computer. Not only can this prevent lost moments, but it can also give you the opportunity to make corrections easily. If you took the tip above and paired up with a classmate, you can both share the same online notes. This allows both of you to benefit from any changes or new information which is added.

Tutoring in Upland CA Can Help Students of All Levels Reach Their Potential

If you have noticed that your child is struggling in certain areas of their studying this school year, or they are enthusiastic about a subject yet are returning home with low grades, one-on-one tutoring in Upland CA can help. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Upland CA at (909) 579-0274 to learn more about the benefits of one-to-one instruction and how tutoring in Upland CA can help your child achieve their best.

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