Notes are a useful record of key information, and the sources of that information.
Notes taken in classes often contain information that can’t be found elsewhere.
Divide your page up, like this:
Notes column: The right, larger column is where you write your notes in class or while you read.
Cues column: The left column is the Review/Self Test Area. As soon as possible after your class (within 1 day) write key words or questions that summarise the main points from the notes column. This will help you:
Summary area: The area at the bottom of the page is where you summarise all the main ideas in your own words. This area provides a quick reference when you're looking back on your notes, and will also help you identify what you understand and what information you may need to ask your teacher about.