Sometimes I feel like my notetaking ability is completely lacking. I just don't have enough experience to do it properly. I have only really been taking notes from textbooks for a year or so (Since before that everything was off of the teacher's overhead projector or blackboard etc, for the most part).. What I find is that I end up copying like 35% of the textbook into my notes, and I am starting to realize that this is a huge waste of time... I mean, it helps me understand stuff at the time, but right now I have like 3 pages on how to find limits of eaaaaasy functions, which I will never forget how to do.. I need to strike a balance between ensuring that I understand the material, and making sure that the notes I take will be useful 8 months down the road. I wanted to ask how you take notes. Preferably I'd like to hear from people with a few years of university behind them since they are presumably the best note takers in the world :P. Do you copy down examples? Do you make use of the margins? If you cover 10 pages in a math text, approximately how many pages of notes would you normally write down? Any other note taking tips are welcomed and appreciated. Thanks..