While college brings you many memories and experiences that are priceless, no student can deny the price of higher education. We pay tuition, meal plan, activity fees, and room and board all in an effort to further our future. It’s vital that we make the most of what we pay for. Part of this is to take your academics seriously. Show up to class, listen, and of course take excellent notes. However, what if we can get paid back a little for doing this?
Omega Notes allows you to do this. You can receive money for the value you create in your notes by selling them online to other students. Here are five major tips on how to create valuable notes:
1. Personalize Them
Make the notes different from what the professor said and try to put them in real world terms. Break down the lesson into easy-to-understand points and concepts. You can provide relatable examples that relate to campus that will make it much easier for students to learn. For example, you can talk about econominc concepts with the food in Bruno’s. The chicken tenders may be an extremely popular item in high demand, which explains their low supply and high price.
Make sure everything is explained in full capacity. Don’t use brief bullets on a hard and heavy topic. Explain what the concept it and why it is important to a learning objective. Relate it to the class overall and to the career that this lesson can connect to.
3. Organize Your Notes
Make sure everything is organized and orderly. Bold and underline headings. Highlight vocabulary words. It will chunk information together in your mind, which makes it easier to retain. Put stars next to the most important information. If you keep it organized, it’s easier to understand and remember.
4. Combine Book and Lecture Material
Most students will focus on either the material in the book or what is in the lecture. You can give your notes the most value if you take notes on both types of material. You can even specify in your notes where the material is from.
5. Use Them
If you actually use your notes, you’ll know what helped you from the notes on the exam. After taking the exam or course, you can modify your notes a bit before selling them. You’ll know what information was completely unnecessary and what information is absolutely vital to sucess in the class.