5 STEPS TO PREPARE GOOD NOTES

BROUGHT TO YOU BY OFFICERS IAS ACADEMY

 

STEP 1

Try to locate the relevance of the editorial in the context of the Syllabus

For ex :- Place notes of editorials on AFSPA or Left Wing Extremism under the Internal Security topic

➢  This would  ensure you  stick solely to the syllabus

➢  Help in  aggregating points from other editorials on the same  topic

➢  Making  connections between related topics would  become  easier

 

STEP 2

Read the article entirely first WITHOUT making any NOTES

➤ Take the time to ensure you understand every argument

➤        Use the internet or any reference book if necessary to look up background information

 

STEP 3

Now, close your eyes and reflect on the article for 5 – 10 minutes to assimilate the core idea behind the editorial

➤        Keep posing  the question “WHY” as you recollect the arguments

➤        Doing  this would  increase  memory retention and also make you understand the editorial at a  deeper level

 

STEP 4

Run in your mind what possible questions UPSC could ask you on this topic

➤        Familiarity with previous year question papers would  give you a sense  of what  kind of questions UPSC asks

➤        This would  ensure your notes are almost like ready-made answers

 

STEP 5

Now make notes from the editorial as an ANSWER to those questions

➤  Make notes in ONLY your  own words

➤  DO THIS Irrespective of how beautiful the sentences in the editorial are !

➤  Notes made  in own words   increases memory retention and revision speed

 

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