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Best note-taking methods, apps, and styles have been discussed a million times. But not that many articles answer the most obvious concern: what exactly should we take notes of? Realizing your real aims is by far the main recipe for legible and useful notes. So instead of downloading another note-taking app, let’s learn that one thing you need to know about the best notes of your life.

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Reading is one of the most frequent learning activities you do while studying at college. But are you sure you read textbooks effectively enough? Although it seems like a very self-evident action—open and read—there are multiple ways to do it. Have you heard of SQ4R, P2R, or backward reading? Let’s dive in—we will tell you everything about these and other effective study techniques.

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While many authors offer multiple techniques to teach you how to read faster and grasp more information at once, not many actually help you become more productive. Being efficient depends on being able to apprehend and remember more out of all the information consumed – this means that you need to have a good brain memory. And you all know very well how we spend our time nowadays receiving information from everywhere around us, as people and companies desperately fight for our attention. We are constantly in the state of an information overload, which makes our brain decide for us what will be marked as “valuable” and remembered, and what will be put into the remote corners of our memory.
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Do you know that feeling when you’re reading the same line for ten times and not grasping the sense at all? Because I do. And I’m pretty sure that’s a very common problem for students who don’t know how in the world it is possible to learn so many chapters in one night before the test (mind you, the “night” does not mean eight hours you should be sleeping).

Read more > “Am I Reading a Textbook Efficiently?”