Today’s letter is actually one of my numbers-as-letters birthday cards and is for one of my cousins in England. He’s writing an exam on his birthday which kind of bites when you’re turning 15.

I’ve been meaning to tell him about this note-taking technique that I learned at university and that I still use to this day when I take courses that involve closed-book exams. Class notes can be an instant study tool if you have a technique that works well. Here’s how the University of Victoria Library Services folks taught me how to study for tests back in first year.



For added organization, you can date the first page of each set of class notes and then number consecutively all the pages for that one class. Start from page 1 again for the next set of class notes.