I am curious about the note taking strategies implemented by others on this board. I am referring to notes taken while reading (as opposed to notes taken during a lecture). As I progress further in my studies, I am noticing that I learn the material best when my notes become somewhat of a textbook. For instance, I will first read the section in a cursory way, taking note of what seems at first glance to be the “big idea.” Then, I will work through the section carefully with pencil and paper; I will try to work out all the details and fill in all the gaps. Finally, I will start from beginning and handwrite a “textbook section” on the material to a hypothetical struggling student. This is a very time consuming process, and I doubt this approach would work well with a full course load; however, I hasten to add that the exercises at the end of the section have never seem so easy! I would love to read input from others concerning their note taking habits and strategies.