It is a good idea to jot down points simultaneously as you read your lessons to by heart them. This does not only help you learn more quickly and retain it for long but also helps prepare a ready reckoner that you can refer to at the time of revision. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind as you sit to write down points and prepare notes for competitive examinations such as JEE Main Exam and Olympiads:
Use Easy Language
It is suggested to refrain from using jargons while preparing your notes. Keep the language as simple as possible so that you understand it easily. For this you must read and understand the topics thoroughly before you jot down points about the same.
Highlight Important Points
Use highlighter pens to emphasize on the important points. This is especially helpful when you are running short of time and just want to give a glance at the notes.
Underlining the main points and any information that needs to be focused on is also a good idea. This way you will not have to waste time running through the entire information looking for important points.
Use Different Inks
Writing notes with the same ink makes the notes look dull. Your notes should be such that you feel like referring to them again and again and this can be achieved by using different coloured pens.
Maintain Good Handwriting
Make sure you prepare your notes in good hand-writing so that you do not have problem understanding them later.