Taking useful notes that apply to learning, presentations, and meetings.
Jill writes in:
Could you please do a podcast on note-taking tips? I take notes in nearly all of my classes and I would like some tips on how to make my notes more effective.
Jill, taking great notes depends on your circumstances. The quick and dirty tip is to know how you plan to use your notes, and take notes accordingly. You'll do something different when you're learning versus memorizing versus using your notes for action.
Notes are the greatest thing since sliced bread. They let you remember things without having to actually, er, remember things. Of course, what to remember depends on your situation.