Headline Notetaking Format
Each line of notes should be written like a newspaper headline.
- ~7 words
- still makes sense
- about one per paragraph
- skip a line at major section breaks
Using this method I wrote one solidly filled page of notes in most cases for about 5 pages of text.
This method gets you to think about and compact what you are reading. Over time you get to learn how much information fits on a line. By limiting yourself to one page (and allowing your self to go over every few times) you force yourself to only write the important information, while not skimping.