A lecture in an accounting course or any other type of class usually contains a large amount of information. This makes it essential to take taking effective notes in class, the next step is to study them in a way that helps you retain the important information contained in them. Look at five tips that can help you retain the information included in your class notes.

Review Class Notes Throughout the Day

You probably already study your class notes during scheduled study periods. But, it can be even more helpful to study your class notes at odd times throughout the day. For instance, if you’ve a dentist appointment, take your computer or notebook along and review your notes while waiting. Or, if you’ve a few moments before another class begins, use the time to scan your class notes. Doing this can solidify facts and information in your mind.

 

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Read Notes Aloud

Sometimes hearing the words as you’re reading them can help you to retain the material. So, next time you review your class notes, read them aloud and really focus on them as you read. You may even want to record yourself reading them, so you can play it back for yet another opportunity to absorb more information. When you’re reading your mnemonics as a study aid. For instance, you’re tasked with learning the learn more as well as make the process fun. If you study with a classmate, then both of you benefit from the review.

Finally, instructors create some test questions based on the information they share in a class lecture. So, reviewing class notes can pay off on any test or quiz. Even if specific questions are not related to the class notes, the information contained in them can lend to a student’s understanding of challenging topics in the course.