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Index cards Note-taking techniques

You may prefer to make notes on index cards. These are sometimes referred to as summary cards or concept cards as they're often used to summarise the information you've collected on a certain topic. You can also use them to note relevant keywords with brief explanations.

This example describes the kind of information you might include on your index card.

Front of card

Front of index card

This side includes information such as the date, page from the text and the subject of the notes - attachment relations - with a brief précis of the subject.

Back of card

Back of index card

On the reverse the card is used to list important notes for the subject. The notes are linear and broken down into sections by lines and headings.

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