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7 Note Taking Tips – Are You Ready To Take Note?

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Taking notes are such a huge part of high school!  I can remember the hours passing by as we sat in our classrooms taking notes, highlighting important information in our notes as well as erasing the grammar errors as we trying to stay on top of the teacher’s synopsis of the lesson plan for the day.

Lots of things have changed since I graduated from college 26 years ago and preceding that, high school 30 years ago.  Of course we never had phones or iPads, however, we still had notebooks, pens, pencils, and highlighters.  I can still see my old school’s classrooms and sitting for hours taking notes, erasing grammar mistakes, and highlighting key points in the teacher’s lectures.  Note taking is just like it was then, however, we didn’t have the really cool supplies that they do now!

For years experts have said that to retain what we are being taught, we need to write it down.  I totally believe that’s true!  Well…..that’s not totally true.  I mean I can write down several times on my grocery list and still FORGET something that was on the list….

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Another reason that one should write stuff down is that it can be helpful for organizing tasks and planning out the family’s schedules!

Here are 7 Note Taking Tips that we think will help you and/or your kids to make note taking a little less stressful:

  1. Have a set notebook for each subject.
  2. Each day you go to class, start a new page for that day and make sure to date it.
  3. Don’t try to copy every word the teacher says down. Focus on key words.
  4. Listen for word clues that the teachers may give.
  5. Create your own abbreviations to make the note taking go faster.
  6. If you have time at the end of each class, review your notes to make sure they are complete.
  7. Make sure you have a great selection of writing tools; like washable gel pens and erasable highlighters that will help you highlight what’s important.  You could even color code each subject!


Crayola has created some pretty cool new note taking essentials that are a must have!  Not only would they be great for Back to School, they would even be great for Moms and Dads!  I mean why should the kids only have fun right?

Crayola’s New Take Note collection contains:

Take Note! Washable Gel Pens 14 ct

Take Note! 6 ct. Erasable Highlighters

Take Note! Washable Gel Pens 6 ct.


How would you like to win your own set of these fabulous Take Note! products?  Crayola will be graciously giving one lucky MomSkoop reader their own set of Take Note! Washable Gel Pens 6 ct, Take Note! 6 count Erasable Highlighters, and a set of Take Note! Washable Gel Pens 14 ct.  Good Luck!


Back to School with Crayola’s Take Note!


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  1. I was never a good note taker. When I did, I would try to only note what I thought was important.

  2. I would just try to do bullet points and then add under each of them what I thought was important.

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