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Why Take Notes during Lectures and Reading?

Here is why students should take notes during a lecture, but also when they read [Highlighting is not note-taking) :)
  • Notes help you remember information!​  According to Walter Pauk in How to Study in College students who do not take notes in lecture will lose information as follows: (Many students say: "I'm an auditory learner so I don't need to take notes, but...)
After lecture: Material forgotten:
20 minutes 47%
1 day 62%
2 days 69%
10 weeks 75%
15 weeks 95%