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How to take notes during General Conference

We all want to be able to remember the words and counsel given to each of us by prophets, apostles and other church leaders. The problem that strikes many is that when they are trying to take notes, they miss the next thing that is said. There are a few ways to be able to take notes and still be able to catch everything that is being said.

1. Keep them short and sweet

love notes, Hayley Langton English Senior

When taking notes be sure to keep them short and simple. Write down short phrases and key words that stand out. Don’t worry about writing done everything word for word. When you write short and simple you’re able to stay focused on the Spirit and what the speaker is saying.

2. Write what you feel

FREDRICK RUBENSSON | FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS
FREDRICK RUBENSSON | FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

Instead of writing exactly what the speaker says, try to write what you feel. When taking notes, try to write down what the spirit teaches you. Write specific counsel that is given to you.

3. Be prepared

BRENDAN DEBRINCAT | FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS
BRENDAN DEBRINCAT | FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

Before you begin your note taking for General Conference, arrive spiritually and mentally prepared. Come with questions and have everything you need to take effective notes.

4. Take notes that work for you

TYLER BURRUS |FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS
TYLER BURRUS |FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

When you’re taking notes, take them in a way that it makes sense to you. Try to write all on one side of the paper and leave blank spaces to be able to add additional comments or insights.

5. Review

HORIA VARIAN | FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS
HORIA VARIAN | FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

What is the point in taking notes if you don’t go back and review them? After conference prayerfully review what has been taught and look over your notes and see what the spirit has taught you.

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