1) Read a paragraph properly Your textbooks are divided into paragraphs and as such, it becomes tedious to take notes or recall important points after reading the whole chapter. The easier way is to read one paragraph at a time and write own the most important points on your textbook. Once an entire chapter is complete, make a fair copy of those points in the form of neat and clean notes in your notebook.
2) Underline or highlight the points as you read This will make it easier to take notes as points once you're done with each paragraph. Only underline those precise sentences that contain the key points otherwise you would end up with a lot of words to make sense of, which brings us to our next point ...
3) Remove unnecessary words Remove any unnecessary words and sentences or phrases that don't add or relate to the information on the topic you are reading. This makes your notes as easy and short to understand and memorize as possible while maintaining the completeness of the information stored therein. The whole purpose of taking notes is to condense the information as much as possible.
4) Make your notes in the form of points and add heading and subheadings Include subheadings and headings and under each subheading, add a list of the key points that you copied from the textbook, and try to use your own words as much as possible. This helps you in understanding what you are reading while rewriting it. The reason for making a list of points rather than a paragraph is to allow for an easier to read work than a textbook.
5) Use a large font The advantage of using a large font is that it makes it easy for you to read what you write. This makes your work legible and clean for you to read. Remember, taking notes is a must for studying effectively but these notes by no means, are a substitute for books. Notes should be used as supplementary learning material alongside the main textbook(s) to allow for the best possible studying experience. Making notes is an essential part of studying. That is why some of your classmates have better note-taking skills than you do and that is also why their notes are in demand. Your textbooks are divided into paragraphs and as such, it becomes tedious to take notes or recall important points after reading the whole chapter. Once an entire chapter is complete, make a fair copy of those points in the form of neat and clean notes in your notebook. The whole purpose of taking notes is to condense the information as much as possible.