Two Tips Tuesday – Note Taking

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Everywhere you look there are electronic devices. They are very convenient, easy (sometimes-LOL), and quick to use but they can also make things not so convenient, easy, or quick. I am sure that many young people would think otherwise but especially when it comes to note taking electronic devices are really not such a good thing. Even worse, not taking notes at all.

There are many, many articles and studies that have shown that when it comes to remembering the important stuff, handwriting your notes wins hands (pun intended) down. People might be thinking – well isn’t typing the same thing? Um….nope. God didn’t hardwire our brains that way. The importance of writing things down has always been important. Look at the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20).

When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.

Exodus 31:18

I would like to give you a couple of note taking tips.

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TIP #1 – Write it down. I know this seems obvious but we need to make a habit of taking notes. We will retain the more important stuff when we write it down. I could listen to a sermon or think about a craft project I want to work on and possibly recall some of it but when I write down the important stuff it stays stuck in my head. I tend to retain it better. Also, it gives you a written point of reference when you want to go back to review something or be able to get a craft project started.

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TIP #2 – Keep one specific place for your notes. I used to write on post it notes or scrap pieces of paper. Because I ended up having them everywhere, I could never find that one note I was looking for. It was either lost or at the bottom of my purse – LOL.

I keep my Bible notes in a traveler’s notebook. Once I fill one journal book, I replace it with a new one and keep all of the filled ones in one specific place on my bookshelf so I can refer back to it. I keep a note pad specifically for craft projects I plan on working or ideas of things I want to work on. I keep it with me wherever I go so if I get an idea I can quickly write it down with a few important details so when I’m in need of a fresh idea for a craft I can refer back to it.

So, whether you are in Bible study, class, or dreaming up the next craft project, remember take notes!

Have a blessed Tuesday everyone.

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