Reflect on your learning. Think about the following questions and write your answers in the boxes bellow. You can email your answers to yourself, but this is totally optional.
It’s easier for your mind to focus on taking notes when you take care of your mental and physical health. Here are a few tips for better health, better focus, and better grades:
- Take 10-minute activity breaks to reach 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Try taking a break between classes and walk to the coffee shop that’s furthest away. Scheduling physical activity into your day can help lower stress and increase mental alertness.
- Plan to get seven to nine hours of sleep tonight. Quality sleep can help you focus and be more efficient throughout your day.
- Reach out for help. If you feel you need assistance with your mental or physical health, talk to a counsellor or visit a doctor.
- Lifehacker has a great list of ways for students to use technology
- Check out the University of Northern British Columbia’s information on the Cornell Method of notetaking
- Save time by learning shorthand
- Evernote is an incredibly intuitive note-taking platform that lets you collect, search and sync notes in any format accross all of your devices