Personal notes are also the best last minute revision tool. Most students prefer handmade notes during their last minute revision. Nobody has time to refer those fat bulky books during the last few days/hours of the examination. At that time it is these short notes that work at its best.
MAKE SIMPLE NOTES NOT DECORATED BOOKS
By making effective notes, I don’t mean all sorts of decoration and colorful work. But yes, make clean, easy to understand notes and at most use 2 different color pens max! Don’t waste energy in that decoration stuff. You’ll not get any award for it. Just make sure you are comfortable with it, if you look back at it after a few months.
COPYING FORMULAS OR THEORY COMPLETELY NOT A GOOD IDEA
Don’t copy down theory and formulas from any book. That’s useless! Never do it. Write whatever your teacher tells in the class, every minute thing because you’ll never get to hear it again. The problems that are being solved in class.
LEAVE 1-2 BLANK PAGES TO SHARE YOUR UNDERSTANDING
After every chapter, leave at least 1-2 blank pages to write something useful later or some good questions of that topic that you think are good and need to be revised later.
AVOID A PROFESSIONAL LOOK
Don’t keep it professional looking. It’s only for you. Write some lines in your mother tongue, be it Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil. Slang, funny. anything to understand that thing well. Keep it as simple as you can and try to make the stuff interesting for future studying.
KEEP IT STRAIGHTFORWARD
Don’t write unnecessary things. Keep it to the point and straight forward. Big paragraphs- NEVER! Writing useless things will eventually make you lose interest.
DON’T KEEP PENDING SKIPPING TOPICS
If you skip any class or anyhow miss your schedule due to any reason. Leave pages and continue and do the previous work the same day. Don’t keep it pending otherwise it’ll never be done and will prove to be painful afterwards. Normally students slack off once they miss 1-2 classes. That’s deadly. Try to cover and capture everything and never procrastinate.
MAKE NOTES IN HISTOGRAM & TREE DIAGRAM
When you are making notes rather than making notes in words make notes in histogram & tree diagram as much as possible. Making notes with the help of tree diagram will take less time for revision.