So I'm starting to review Calculus and I was wondering what you guys do for taking notes from textbooks since I don't normally take notes and I would only read the text when necessary. I am debating taking the following options: Just reading the book (probably least effective) Reading and taking definitions Reading and doing the odd problems Reading, taking definitions and doing odd problems Reading and taking complete notes Reading, taking notes and doing problems... etc. How do you guys take notes from texts? I know people learn in different ways so I'm just trying to find different study methods and determine what I like best. When I take complete notes, the process is dreadfully slow, though it is the most thorough. I am taking Analysis next semester and am familiar with Calculus (if mostly from a computational perspective), and the review of Calc. I'm doing is going to come from Apostol, since I've heard it's thorough and well written. I'm trying to cover most of Apostol I & II by mid-March, but that's quite a lot of material, even for review. If anyone has any better suggestions for material, that would be great. I'm honestly considering just working through the problems since I think I have time to do a great deal of them, and possibly not enough to really read it all. My main goal is being able to work hard, hard problems in this material in preparation for an exam I'm taking so I figured Apostol would be a good place to start. Thanks in advanced for any and all help! I'm looking forward to hearing how you guys study from texts. If anyone has a link to some problem sets that accompany this text, or perhaps Spivak and an accompanying multi book (Spivak is single variable only, right?), that would be fantastic.