Whether you write them, scratch them, or jot them, everyone needs to take notes. If you’re looking for an edge in the conference room or just need an overhaul in the lecture hall, we’ve got 4 note-taking strategies to help you figure out how to be more productive and out-boss your boss.

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Take Notes Like a
Boss

Note-taking strategies to tackle your to-do list.

The Galaxy Note8 allows you to use your note taking skills directly on screen. The Galaxy Note8 allows you to use your note taking skills directly on screen.
1

Do it the write way the first time

You may want to skip a step and type your notes right into your preferred word processor, but writing notes by hand boosts your memory power—and you want to get as much of your gray matter working as possible. Plus, a stylus like the Samsung Galaxy S Pen makes it easy to write right on screen, and the Note8 can turn all your handwriting into text later.

Active listening skills can help you remember important ideas. Active listening skills can help you remember important ideas.
2

Don’t just listen—listen actively

Many note-takers simply hear a speaker’s points and write them down. Active listening means paying attention to what the speaker is saying and how they’re saying it. Instead of repeating verbatim, try paraphrasing their points. Re-contextualizing their point means you understand it enough to say it in your own words.

Writing directly on screen is a quick, effective note taking strategy. Writing directly on screen is a quick, effective note taking strategy.
Handwriting to Text
Use the Galaxy S Pen to easily convert your handwriting to text for emails, text and more.
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3

Capture creativity on the go

Ever spent thirty minutes racking your brain for that great idea you had at lunch that you would “totally remember later?” Chances are, you could benefit from having a quick way to capture thoughts on the fly. Your phone can be a great way to leave yourself voice memos or write and doodle straight on the screen.

Grab a coffee to break up your day. Grab a coffee to break up your day.
4

Take note of your free time

It’s important to to allow your mind to rest and refresh. Take a walk, grab a coffee, or just do a lap of the office—you’ll come back and hit the to-do list even harder.

Tools for your to-dos

Better notes start with the right tools, like the Galaxy Note10.

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