Whether you are fresh out of high school or going back to school after years in the work force, retaining course material is key to your college success, and learning effective note taking skills will help you achieve just that. College courses are more rigorous and fast paced than what you might have experienced in the past making retention extremely difficult, and studies show that solely paying attention in class doesn’t quite do the trick. Here are some of the tried and true methods and tips to help you ace your future tests!

Effective Note Taking Practices for College Success