Tips on Note-Taking

21 Oct 2020

With multiple subjects to learn and so many important points to remember, studying can get a little overwhelming at times. But that doesn’t mean it has to be hard. If you haven’t had the habit of taking notes in or after class, you’re missing out!

Note-taking isn’t just about highlighting and scribbling on your textbooks — there are several helpful ways of taking notes that will help you learn faster, memorize better and get better grades for exams! All you need to do is get your books and papers ready, and gear up with some handy stationery online at now!

If you’re studying for subjects like Physics, Biology, Chemistry or any subject which involves memorizing lots of terms and definitions, having flash cards will make it a lot easier. You can create flash cards with pocket-size cards or smaller pieces of paper.

First, write down the term that you need to memorize on one side of the card. You can get creative and use colorful highlighters or fibre-tip pens to write them down. On the other side of the card, write down the definition of the term with a fineliner and highlight or underline the important phrases. It’s that easy! Now you have flash cards to help you revise on the go. Need more stationery to help you create more flash cards? Get our point 88 fineliners, Pen 68 fibre-tip pens and swing cool highlighters from

Using bullet points in your notes is one of the most effective ways of note-taking when you’re learning topics that include a lot of details. It also helps keep your notes more organized and makes it easier to turn the points into study questions during revisions.

With the bullet-point method, start with writing the header as your main topic on top and any relevant sub-topic right below it to support the fact from the main topic. List down any details or examples with bullet points below the sub-topic. Always start another list with a new main header for different topics.

To make your notes look more interesting, use highlighters and fibre-tip pens to highlight, underline and create patterns to emphasize on the points you need to remember. You can get more highlighters and fibre-tip pens in a variety of colors from

If you’re a visual learner, color-coding your notes will help make your study sessions more effective. Color-coding with bright colors makes certain points more eye-catching and helps you memorize them better.

Start by creating your color palette but keep it small. For example, blue for category, yellow for examples, green for important keywords and orange for complicated terms that need more emphasis. After writing your notes, use highlighters in shades of the color palette and remember what each color means as you highlight those points.

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Mind-mapping is useful for visual learners as well, especially for those who struggle with studying from notes that are text heavy. The mind-mapping technique is exceptionally useful when learning and creating links between different topics.

Mind maps can be created in class or during your own study sessions. Start with the main topic in the middle, then create sub-topics by branching out from the main topic. Continue branching out by listing out any examples and details that fall under one sub-topic, and continue the pattern for each sub-topic. Create any doodles or drawings to help visualize your notes!

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