Learning and Information Skills – Start Here!

Effective note-taking is a useful skill.

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The techniques in this section help you to manage information better. By using them you will be able to improve:

  • Your reading skills, so that you can find the information you need quickly and easily.
  • The way you make notes, so that they become clear and easy to understand, and quick to review.
  • Your review techniques, so that you can keep information fresh in your mind.

These techniques will help you to assimilate information quickly. This may involve keeping yourself up-to-date on events within your field, absorbing information within reports or learning specialist information needed to complete a project.

These are also very useful tools for mastering course material where you are studying for exams.

They work particularly well in conjunction with the mnemonics described in the Mind Tools Memory Techniques   section – used together these two sets of tools will give you a formidable advantage in organising and remembering information. This is often what exams are about.

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