Aside from just mindlessly writing your notes out in paragraph form, the Outline Method is probably the simplest note-taking method that you could use.
To use it, you just create bullet lists out of the lecture material or book you’re reading.
Use bullets when the order of the items doesn’t matter.
For example, I used bullets in the last example because you have to continually stay calm and keep moving, and you will find allies whenever you can. It doesn’t matter which thing you do first, last, or in the middle.
- Main ideas are at the top level (主要的觀念放在上層)
- Supporting details become nested (支持的細節變成巢狀)
- Eventually you build an organized, hierarchical outline of the material (你建立一個有組織、分層的大綱)
I have a habit of reading a book for at least 15 minutes a day, and whenever I finish a chapter, I immediately go over to Evernote and type out some notes on what I read. When I do this the Outline Method is my system of choice.
While some of the other methods I’ll be going over offer certain benefits for learning, I find that this method is perfect for recording a concise picture of the entire book without losing any important details.Also, if you prefer to take your notes on a computer, the Outline Method is one of the easiest to use.
The only problem with the Outline Method lies in how easily it lends itself to mindless note-taking – that is, simply recording the lecture material without really thinking about it or trying to put it in your own words.
第二步：Take More Effective Notes (做更有效率的筆記)