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Improve Your Memory, Sixth Edition by Ron Fry

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Chapter 6. Taking Notes to Remember Text

I have a confession to make, a rather difficult one for someone whose specialty is careers and education: To this very day, I resent having to write an outline for a book, article, or research project. I’d much rather just sit down and start writing.

I would have hated myself in school if I knew then what I know now: You should do outlines while you are reading as well. The fact is, outlines will help you review a text more quickly and remember it more clearly.

In Chapter 4, I advised using highlighters to, well, highlight important messages. This is great for a relatively easy-to-remember text. For other courses, it would be a sure sign of masochism, as it assures only one thing: You will have to read a ...

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