3. Illustrate your Notes
Writing or typing out your lecture notes is an effective way of recording them, but it can get a little old with too much repetition. If you’re a visual learner or like to draw, think about other ways to take or re-write your uni notes. Try making mind maps, diagrams, and use lots of colours to make the process of both note-taking and revisiting your notes more interesting. If you’re feeling creative, you can even try to integrate your condensed version of your notes into your doodles. Or, if you like graphic design, you can turn your notes into an infographic. There are many ways to make your uni notes more exciting and visually appealing, so experiment with a few different options to find something you enjoy.
4. Make up a Mnemonic to Help you Remember the Content
A mnemonic learning technique usually includes a pattern of letters and associations to help with information retention. There is a range of different mnemonics you can try. A simple example of a mnemonic device is the phrase ‘Never Ever Smash Windows’, which people use to remember compass directions (North, East, South, West). While you’re sitting in your university lectures or revising, later on, try thinking about fundamental concepts that you’ll need to remember, then see if you can come up with a fun mnemonic device to help you out!