Check out ECNUers' various note-taking skills!


As the semester moves to the end, life on campus is getting more intense. The libraries are packed with students absorbed in their studies. Note-taking is one of the most important methods to prepare for the finals. Students who develop note-taking skills are more likely to do well in exams and essay writing. Let’s have a look at how some ECNUers take notes

Write notes on a piece of paper

Write notes on notebooks

Type notes on a computer or tablet


Highlight notes with different colors

Create a flowchart or concept map to connect the dots  

Draw cartoons or figures to boost memory

Taking notes does not take too much time a day; it is a slow but steady progress that makes study for exams easier and more efficient. Students have different methods of learning – it's just a matter of which one works best for you. Taking notes can be a process of trial and error. Stick to it once you have found one that works best for you!

Author: Xu Xincheng

Photo by: Wang Xuewen, Huang Xiaomin, Zhang Yaowen

Copy editor: Joshua Mayfield

Editor: Yuan Yiwei


East China Normal University