I used a linear fashion for my note taking. This helped me ensure that I capture all the important concepts from my video.

I used a linear fashion for my note taking. This helped me ensure that I capture all the important concepts from my video. After capturing the main or key concepts presented in the video, I also indented the minor supporting details that offered extra and new information on the main ideas. Comparing my note taking approach with that of my classmate, I learnt that there is need to organize my notes in a manner that anyone reading can understand. It is important to clear indicate the main ideas and the supporting ideas under them.
Revisions of my classmates notes
1) Draw a dark horizontal line about 5 or 6 lines from the bottom. Use a heavy magic marker to draw the line so that it is clear.
a) Draw a dark vertical line about 2 inches from the left side of the paper from the top to the horizontal line.
b) Write course name, date, and topic at the top of each page.
c) The large box to the right is for writing notes.
2) Skip a line between ideas and topics.
a) Don’t use complete sentences.
b) Use abbreviations, whenever possible.
c) Develop a shorthand of your own, such as using “&” for the word “and”.
3) Review the notes as soon as possible after class.
4) Pull out main ideas such as;
a) Key points, dates
b) Write these in the left column.
5) Write a summary of the main ideas in the bottom section.
Re-read your notes in the right column.
Spend most of your time studying the ideas in the left column and the summary at the bottom. These are the most important ideas and will probably include most of the information that you will be tested on.