I am in precalculus right now and I am trying to better myself as a student. I take all the notes the professor gives (which are none because all he does is solve problems from the class textbook) and from the textbook. I was wondering if anyone would mind posting their notes as perhaps an example of how I should take math notes? If giving advice, I am asking for details e.g. would you use lined paper or plain white computer paper or some other paper? if using lined paper do you write a fraction between the lines or on one line? Pen or pencil? Mechanical pencil or wooden pencil? What kind of pen? I must sound crazy for asking for these small details, but I really want to know! If anyone in higher level math is willing to share their secrets to success I would be eternally grateful. Scratch that, I am eternally grateful that you took the time to even read my post. Thank you. I was also wondering what worked best for you guys. Taking notes from the chapter or doing as many problems as possible for the experience? I have found that looking back at my notes from the chapter tells me very little... especially when I need to know them. In my math class the teachers stresses speed and the ability to calculate problems quickly... So, I only take the notes for memory purposes but it is time consuming and I feel I'd be better off doing more problems, but then again I don't really know. What worked best for you?