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Why take notes? The magic 4

  1. Summary - helps you to see an overview of an entire topic by the end of it.
  2. Memory - aids retention of the information. If you have to double process something, ie not only listen or read but listen/read and record, you are more likely to remember.
  3. Revision - gives you the material to pin your revision on or to guide further reading.
  4. Concentration - means you have to concentrate on what is being said or read, and you are being active rather than passive. If you are not actively engaged you can be easily distracted.

These four elements together = Active learning.

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