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Date: 07 Jan 2016    Group: Education    Category: School Homework Help   

I am student of class 10 CBSE. Studying directly from the book may help one to save time in writing content. Is it beneficial to make notes rather than directly studying from the book? Will making notes can make easy to remember all topics during examination?
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Author: Kalyani    07 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Obviously, writing notes would be helpful for the preparation of 10th board exams. Hand written notes have their own importance. This would be helpful and handy at the time of last minute reading when the students seldom like to waste their time.

For writing down notes, do make a note of the important points only instead of writing lengthy ones. On learning the important points you can expand the same and write in your own words, provided your English writing skills are good.

Author: Kailash Kumar    08 Jan 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

The lesson should be first read as many times as required and notes should also be made simultaneously for learning thoroughly . However after that old questions papers should be solved to actually know as to how much learning has actually been achieved. Writing is important. One should be able to answer the questions in writing without referring either book or notes.

Author: Chitra Rana Raghav    08 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

I strongly recommend to make notes if you have sufficient time.
I can only help you in understanding that you should make notes or not.
Ask you self following question.
Do I have enough time to go through all the books twice?
If yes, prepare notes infact best notes. Make clues to remember dates, facts etc. Add examples from practical aspects. Try to learn how to high light the important part of your answer and practice figures with proper labeling.
If you think you do not have enough time to make so detailed notes.
Go for the chapters you have prepared, note important things about those in short. Step to those chapters or topics which are not yet touched by you. Try to pick up important and easy things from that so that you can write atleast something if questions come from the same topic.

Dear, Notes will help you in following ways,
You will take lesser time in revising those.
As you have written those yourself, at the time of examination it will be easy to recall what you have written. Recalling text from book will be more tough. Notes will also help you in making summary of every topic time in reading examples, related facts will be saved.
On the day before examination, it will be just a look over every topic will be enough for you. If you d not have notes you may have to go turn many pages to get what you want to revise at last moment.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    08 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Preparation of notes is important since these may be referred to at the time of examination conveniently. However, care has to be taken that the notes must contain all the relevant points of a particular chapter. Even the formulaes with the proper connotation should be logged in a proper place.
A well written note containing the details would save your time during its subsequent revision in your upcoming examination. The points enlisted in the chapters can be expanded in your own words provided the whole text has been read and understood carefully. You can even underline some important matter with a red pencil as a reminder of its importance in the chapter.

Author: Sadanandam N    08 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Of course, notes taking is our genuine effort to capture what we listen in the classroom or what we study from the textbook. It engages our mind partially or wholly during study. It establishes our connection to the material. During the examination time, it assists in quick mental recall or revision of the subject.

Another method of taking notes is Mind Map technique. It is a graphical method of taking notes while studying. It gives a visual effect and helps to revise the subject quickly later. Mind Map generally takes a tree branch format, with ideas branching into their subsections. So it allows for greater creativity when recording ideas and information and engages all the parts of our brain.

Author: [Anonymous]    08 Jan 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Self made notes play very important role in your studies.
Please note that I have mentioned "Self made" because many times student misunderstand it even take others notes.

Although others notes may also help you till some extent but the notes you will prepare for yourself will be the excellent solution.
The reasons are-
1. If you are preparing notes, it means you have read the topic from books thoroughly.
2. After reading something, if you write it, it becomes more clear to you.
3. As these notes are prepared by you, it will be easy to revise at the time of examinations.

Author: Vin    09 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Hi, it is the best best choice of studying for the exams. The notes created by own will have more benefits than other method of studying even better than combine study too. Our own notes will make our remembering power high. At the time of exam we remember the note by own only, also book we written it, the points that written in the lecture note will like itself remember. It will reduce the spending time taken to read whole text. Just concentrate completely at the time of preparing own notes and just only to read before the exam. Notes will be more clear. Our knowledge, concentration power etc improve into an extent. If your teacher gives you notes, you can add your points in that notes itself after reading text book or complete note can be prepared.

Author: Mahesh    10 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Taking notes is always a good idea. As those notes helps you recall few hours before the exam. And also the notes taken during the exam. Most of the time you should also consider drawing image maps along with the notes.

There are many types of the notes that you can take. There are also some softwares which helps you get mindmap. Along with mindmap you can have flow diagram to remember stuff. This is how the things can be remembered along the way.

Make sure you take the notes by keeping in mind what comes into the exams. Also keep an eye on how things go with professors suggestion. That way you can understand taking notes as more of proactive towards your study.

Author: jenny    12 Jan 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 12  (Rs 12)    Voting Score: 0

Notes making is very useful for preparing for examinations in the following ways;
the notes to be written in point wise. Not entire textual content or word to word. The key terms to be specified with underlined/highlighted. The word would immediately catch your eyes when referring through or if you have doubts.

2. The notes writing will help you to remember better and recall it during exams. The notes becomes a handy guide for you to run through the concepts before the exams.

3. Writing the notes with key terms/making a flow chart with the important words would let you to remember the sequence easily.

4. Drawing diagrams/ rough pictures/diagrams will help to remember the parts better and to label them accurately, and also need to organize the space in the provided exam papers. So it becomes important to be more organized while writing, this you get by practice. That is the diagrams to be drawn appropriate to the page and should look good to the examiner.

5. The notes made during preparations will help you to glance through the concepts when you forget or find it difficult to remember, then note becomes handy to revise, instead of going through the text to find out the answers.

6. Also, instead of reading the entire text, the notes you make would be of important concepts and that you need to repeatedly revise them.

7. Writing formulae, equations, dates and names (spelling) are a must to remember and write correctly in exams. Unless you make a practice of writing these, you tend to do mistakes while writing in exams so it's better to write and memorize.

8. Remember when you make notes you are preparing and learning the concepts, otherwise when you are reading your mind might wander around and you may not be grasping the content well. So making notes will help.

Author: Pappu Das    12 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Read the chapters thoroughly and try to understand. Write down the topics or areas you couldn't understand and ask your teachers. Whatever points you think important, note it down and revise again. This will clear your confusion.

Author: Gopal Ballav Mishra    14 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Making notes always seems like a time-consuming affair, but in reality it saves time.
It saves a major chunk of your time during revision, it helps you understand better as you have made the notes in you own words.
To accelerate and amplify your understanding, always do incorporate diagrams, flow charts and other visual aids as they help you in remembering things in a much better and efficient manner.

Author: Thomas Jose    16 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Eventhough writing up notes is a time consuming process, it will help you save time for revision and especially for last time review. Do make notes for theory papers. It will enable you to remember the points as it is hand written by you and is arranged. While writing the exam, you will find these points coming into your mind, provided you have studied it too.. Make you to make notes in points instead of long sentences. Study the small points and learn how to expand these points. Best Wishes for your Exams..

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