Tips that A+ students use to get ahead…
I recently stumbled across a new system of note taking on wikipedia which looks interesting. It’s called the Cornell Note Taking System because it was originally developed and used by a professor there.
The basic idea behind it is to summarize as you go:
I can imagine this would make it easy to go back and study, reviewing the keywords on the left and sentence on each page.
But I think this might be effective for another reason: it boils down to the psychology technique of “chunking” (which is also discussed in our eBook, 10 Ways To Raise Your Grades By Studying Smarter, Not Harder). The human brain isn’t good at memorizing more than about 7 similar items with any distinction. But if you can group items, then you can remember 7 groups of 7. Further grouping is basically endless. This is the technique used by people in memorization marathons where they will remember a sequence of thousands of random 1′s and 0′s, or similar feats.
So what do you think, will it work? Do any of you use this technique already?If you enjoyed this post and would like to get more great FREE homework help, subscribe to this blog by Email or RSS to get weekly updates. We'll work to raise your grades over time!