If you ask me, effective note taking boils down to three key components
First and obvious skill needed to take effective notes is
The Ability To Listen.
Yes, paying attention is the key because this is where you will listen for clues or key topics of the subject at hand.
Second skill set needed to take good notes is
The Ability To Organize.
After listening carefully and differentiating the key topics, organizing the content by topic, importance or priority will help you focus on things that are important.
The third key component to effective note taking is
The Ability To Retrieve Information Fast.
The first two skill sets we talked about are things you have to learn, something that builds over time and experience.
This last skill set to Retrieve Information Fast can be learned over time by having a system in place to keep your notes in order or you can use a tool to get it done for you. Using a took is more efficient as it will give you more time for more important things - like taking actions on the notes you have just spent the time and energy taking.
Our Meribook note taking software follows these basic effective note taking principals.
It helps you organize content in a way we are all already familiar with, which is...
Book, Chapter & Section.
Now, when you are ready to take notes...
All you have to decide is 'which book will this information" go inside your 'book'!
By requiring you to decide this beforehand, the software is helping you organize the content.
Once the notes are entered in their proper organizational structure, the notes management and retrieval is trivial. As the software takes care of retrieving with the simple search UI so you can get the most from your notes.