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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 use Evernote and create a "tag system" together with notebook to organize your notes for specific subjects. Or you can do as I do and create a markdown system, where you can: create keyword (like xstuff) as suggested by Merlin Mann. use a version control system (like Git) to create a history develop a folder structure to organize your notes ...


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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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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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