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After the Lecture or Tutorial
Straight after the lecture
- Revise your notes as quickly as possible after the lecture, as you will still be able to remember a good deal of what was said.
- If the lecture has been recorded, you can listen to it again to fill in any gaps in your note taking.
- Re-read your notes within 24 hours if possible; your recall will diminish as time passes.
- Rewrite or type your notes, if you have time, to make them clearer and more organised.
- Use coloured pens, highlighters and other visual tools to expand your notes into summaries, mind maps and self- revision guides. You will be likely to review your notes again if they are interesting to look at.
- Include your own diagrams and comments, and links to other related sources, such as journal articles.
The same week
- Revise your notes again to refresh your memory. This helps your brain move new information from your short term memory into your long term memory.
- Follow up and read through any suggested reading material from the lecture.
- Make additional notes and summaries of important ideas and information.
- Note links to upcoming assessment tasks.
- Ask question in tutorials to clarify anything you have not understood.
Before the next lecture
- Review you notes again as they may help you understand the context for the next lecture.