March 21, 2022

Strategies for Taking Notes You'll Actually Remember

Effective note-taking is one of the best ways to retain and apply new information.

Jim Kwik

What is the best way to take notes so that you can remember more?

Many of you have heard about the learning curve, but did you also know there’s a forgetting curve? Research shows that within 48 hours of encountering new information, most people forget up to 80% of what they read or heard. So, how can you change the way you learn to remember more in less time?

In today’s episode, I’m going to walk you through one of my favorite note-taking methods. This technique is not only easy to learn and simple to execute, it’s also a powerful tool to help you catch up, keep up, and get ahead in any area of your life.

We know that one of the most effective ways to learn something new is by being active and not passive, and taking notes is one strategy to help you with that. But not all note-taking methods are designed to enhance your memory. Listen in as I go into detail on one of the best ways to take notes so you can recall and apply new information faster and more effectively.

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Show Notes

  • The 8 principles of quick and effective note-taking. [1:30]
  • Should you hand-write or type your notes? Which is better? [3:52]
  • Grab a notebook and follow along as Jim walks you through the Capture-Create note-taking exercise. [5:53]
  • Jim explains why this method is designed to direct your focus. [7:41]
  • Learn the T.I.P. for taking notes. [8:37]
  • Do this after every note-taking session to maximize your retention. [9:14]
  • Share how you take notes and tag me (@jimkwik) so we can continue to learn from each other.

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Strategies for Taking Notes You'll Actually Remember

Strategies for Taking Notes You'll Actually Remember

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