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Some suggestions that work for me: Be Selective You can't make good notes on everything, so try to focus on the things that are likely to have most value to you in the future. How do you decide? Quite honestly, this isn't always easy. Personally, I try to focus on: Things that surprise me. Things I find especially interesting. Things that shape the way ...


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In this answer, I will focus on the reviewing part. You mentioned that you are pretty good at storing away information already, but for the reviewing to work well in the future, the outlining of the content needs to be streamlined in a way that is conductive for effective future comprehension. Other people have covered the note-taking, e.g. summaries, ...


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You can take a look at the Cornell note taking method if you haven't already. I first read about it reading "How to Study in College". (I recommend the book). The principle is that you write the questions on the left side, and the answers on the right side. It's easy then to just hide the right side and quizz yourself as opposed to just reading your notes ...



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