The Best Note Taking Video Ever
Bullet Journal for Note Taking
#I used to believe we were burning on#
Today, we will be forever changing the way
that you look at your school notes
with a few simple tools and tricks.
I will be sharing with you
my top tips for note-taking this year.
Say goodbye to your old spiral notebooks and composition books.
Because these Erin Condren journals are so perfect for school.
I love these coiled notebooks
with the dry erase boards in the front
perfect for writing down
when your assignments are due.
I chose the lined.
But you can also do the dotted or the productivity pages.
They come in two different sizes which is perfect
if you like to have smaller notebooks.
They also have stickers in the back
and a dry erase board.
You can also change out the covers with the season.
So, I will be definitely getting a fall one.
Another great option is their Erin Condren journals,
also available in two sizes with
lined, dot grid or productivity.
You can also do the jot notebooks.
These also have a blank option which is really great.
I will have a 10% off code for you down below.
So, let’s set up our bullet journal for school.
You’re first going to need a legend
where your indicators will go.
This will help you organize everything
that you’re taking down in class.
So that way, it’s very easy to go back and study.
As you can see here,
I have all of my indicators for each class.
The color code system will make much
more sense as I explain
how the index system works
so that way when we organize our notes,
you will be able to find everything super easy and fast.
Now, the index is going to keep track of
all of your units and everything that you’re studying.
I’m going to show you a few different ways
that you can set up your index.
This is by far the most simplest
very similar to a table of contents in your textbook.
But I like to take it a step further
by adding some more indicators.
As you can see here, I just divided up
the chapters in the book and the page numbers.
The next way is dividing up the chapters into subjects
that are within the chapters and the page numbers that
are with the reference.
So we chose World War Ⅱ.
And it has a list of all of the important dates
and where I can find them in my notes.
So that way as I’m flipping through
if I want to know exactly
where my notes are about Pearl Harbor.
I know that they’re from pages 9 to 12.
Now, here’s where it becomes
a much more functional way to plan your notes.
I have an additional section for
chapter reviews, needs explaining,
study guides and wrong test questions.
Now, that’s not even something
I used to do with my school notes,
but I wish that I had.
Because it would have made studying and reviewing
so much faster
and so much more efficient.
By the time you get to your test,
you’ll be able to track back all of the things
that you may not have remembered
or understood as you were going through the chapter.
And it’s all right. There’re all ready for you.
You don’t have to do much backtracking on your own.
That way when you go to study,
you can just get to studying.
You don’t have to worry about anything else.
I’m color coding them that way
when I go back to study.
I can see clearly where the questions
are that I need to find.
Now here’s another example of how you can index.
Here we’re actually taking out specific things
from multiple pages to organize.
See how page 9 was listed two times.
That’s because I wanted to remember
that I had two things on that page that were really important.
Since one of them was a calculation or an equation,
I’m going to highlight it in pink.
And because the other one was a vocab word,
I’m going to highlight it in blue.
So let’s do a little recap.
So you understand how this legend and index system works.
Don’t forget to add your page numbers as well.
So, the legend and the index can be used for things, like notes.
separate classes, chapter reviews,
study guides question pages,
生僻知识点 考试复习 实验课程 单词
not understanding things, exam reviews, labs, vocab,
创造性写作 电影笔记 信息图表以及照片
creative writing, movie notes, infographics and pictures.
This works for every type of class that you have
and we will be doing the same structured note pages
as my last video which I will have linked down below.
You have your cues for questions on the left notes in the center
and a summary at the bottom.
I recommend keeping the bulk of your notes
in the same format to easily organize them.
Use side tabs to distinguish chapters and units and
if you want to indicate things on the top tabs,
use those for things, like test reviews,
questions that you may want to go back to.
Now, to organize your notes so that way
you can flip things very quickly.
I recommend using color-coordinated tabs
on the sides. So when you turn it over,
you can see all of them in one spot.
Now, I’m going to share with you
how I do these Dutch door inserts.
These are available for print.
They’re free for you guys and
we’re going to start off with math.
Sometimes, you need a quick reminder
of an equation or a certain formula.
And these fold out pages are perfect for that.
Because you can stick them in the back
of your notebook just tape them in.
When you get to a question that you’re not sure about,
just unfold them
and they’re there for you ready to use.
You don’t have to flip through your textbook to find them.
These are also really great for history classes or literature classes
when you need to remember certain people.
So, there is one for important historical figures.
These fold-out pages make great tracker pages as well.
If you wanted to track down the chapters
that you’ve read in a book to track your reading assignments,
just make sure that
when you print them out, they are sized for
the note book that you chose.
Sometimes we get a little lost
in the hustle and bustle of school.
and keeping a great tracker available
with you all times is really helpful.
and keeps you accountable.
So this one is also available.
You can keep it in the back of your notebook
and see how you’re doing in the class.
You can put the subject in there
and on the left side write down
what it was if it was a test or a quiz.
And on the right side write down the grade.
Also these Erin Condren
stiggy pockets are perfect for keeping loose papers
in your journal or notebook.
They have a 3m and you can stick them on the pages
or right in the back.
Super convenient and you get a pack of three.
I wanted to give you guys an inside look
at one of my Bullitt journals that I take notes
in all about biochemistry.
I’m not in school right now.
But this is my own personal studies.
I write down things that I want to research and look up.
As you can see,
you don’t have to have a linear note page section.
You can have all kinds of different note pages in school.
This is all of my stuff
that I do for my macro plans for you guys.
I like to keep myself very knowledgeable.
You can also skip pages.
That’s something that
if you know you’re going to be writing more on one subject,
you can do that.
So, let’s recap, shall we?
First of all, I will be showing you my index.
It’s a little bit different.
Because I don’t have a textbook.
Everything is online or lecture based.
So, I have a pretty simple index system.
I do have a color code system though,
which I marked my equations
And also the vocabulary.
As you can see here.
It’s just easier for me to see
what’s in my notes that way.
Now, this is a different form of note-taking
because it’s charts and graphs.
But here is the basic form
that we will be using throughout the notes section that
I think is the most ideal for
taking a lot of notes quickly.
你把所有的问题 线索 提示
You put all of your cues questions, indicators
on the left side here,
as I did on this page.
I also had gone ahead and
highlighted some more vocab words.
Now, these types of words I use for reference.
So, this would be the perfect time to use
one of these fold-out sheets.
So that way if I need to see what it is real quick
because I don’t remember.
I can easily just flip it open
and I’m good to go.
I hope you guys enjoyed this video
and were able to take some tips away
for how you guys can do your own notes.
If you guys are interested,
you should stay tuned.
Because my next video is
all on homework and studying tips
and you do not want to miss this.
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and I will see you in the next video.