A few of you have requested a post about how I color code my notes! So I’m happy to share that today!
One thing I will remind you of is please don’t try to do this IN class! You will get frustrated and you WILL mess up!
Take sloppy notes in class and rewrite them into pretty, colorful notes later!
Those pretty, colorful notes are the ones you will use to study before a test or reference while writing a paper! 🙂
I made a mark on my paper with every color pen I had, then I checked to see which one grabbed my attention the most quickly. Pink was the winner (pink is always the winner, amiright?), so that’s why I use pink for headers! Use whatever catches your attention!
Basically, it’s just a little more explanation to assist you in making sense of the header.
4 Tips for Taking Better Class Notes
And research shows that “a few Bottom Line: Don’t write paragraphs in your notes… You’ll probably never go back to read them!
Speaking of reading paragraphs, are you reading your textbooks correctly?
Be sure to write a definition that makes sense to YOU, not just the definition from your textbook (because, if it’s a new concept, that can sound just as confusing as the word itself)! Make any sort of connection you can! Do you need help with that?
Check out this post on putting notes in your own words!
Examples of your topic in real life will make all the difference, so do whatever it takes to find good ones and remember them! I also like to draw little pictures to break up the text of my notes 🙂 Want to know more about that? Check out this guide to taking visual notes!
Hopefully, that makes my color-coding system a little easier to understand! If you’re interested in seeing a more in-depth explanation, check out my Note Formatting Resource, where I break it down even more!
Now that you’ve got these beautiful notes, let’s organize them so they’re easier to study! 🙂
How do you color code your notes? Have you used the same system for a long time? Or are you just starting a new system? Share your process below!
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