I am having trouble with taking notes in class. I believe this is because we are using slides for the course. Slides bombard students with all this information, and at the same time the teacher is speaking. Moreover, the teacher may be writing down stuff on the board as well. So I usually don't read the slides and try to listen but the notes I take from the board are just mathematical symbols which make no sense to me because there are no headers, just many calculations.
I would like to know if you have any tips on note taking when teacher does slides and blackboard and speech simultaneously. Imo this approach on slides gives me no time to absorb the material enough for me to follow it. Thank you.
Print the slides on ordinary paper in portrait orientation with two slides per page. Print only on one side of the paper.
Use a three hole-punch to punch the paper on the opposite side you normally would, so that the slides are on the "back" of each sheet.
Bind the printed slides in three-ring binder, and include additional paper. After turning the first page, the first two slides will be visible on the left side. Take notes on the blank sheet (the back of the next page of slides) on the right side in the space opposite each slide. If you need room for additional notes, bind a sheet of additional paper before the next page of slides.
When reviewing, both slides and notes are simultaneously visible and the system is neat and organized.
Use your awesome notes to diligently study, and get an A+.