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How To: Organise your lecture/school notes

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TL;DR Your lower school teachers had a point with those exercise books...
Throughout my GCSE, A-Level and University studies so far I've tried organising my notes in a variety of ways. Now, at university, I think I've settled on a way that works for me. If you're still struggling to effectively manage your notes you might find this useful.

So let's get straight into my "method" then. For the purposes of this post I'll talk about notes I take at university but you can easily apply this to GCSE, A-level or anything else you need to take notes for.

To begin to organise a collection of items (each of the pages of notes that you take) you need some way of categorising them. Like most people I know I categorise notes by the module of study they were taken for. At A-level I organised notes based on what module and subject they were taken for and at university I do it based on what module I take them for - not much change there.

The real change came wh…