I was looking at this previous question on writing lecture notes he says:
Most students think that the reason to take notes is to have a reference for later, but we know that the real reason to take notes is to make your brain process the material. As a result, many students frantically write down computations instead of thinking about what is going on -- and reserve the "thinking about what is going on" until later!
From: How can we help students learn to effectively take notes?
This may have been true when I was a student. Now as a adult, there's a chance I'd have wanted to use my notes for future reference or even to distribute to others - if my ability to write had improved any since high school.
As we progress through school, our knolwlege has beceome more specialized and there's a chance I am the only person in the wrong who is knowledgeable on a given topic.
Theorem-Proof format works well for serious students Yet, I have seen many examples of lectures notes which are logically clear but very painful to read visually and logically disorganized.
I don't feel like writing a textbook, I am just looking for strategies for laying out materials on the page, and building narrative or logical sequences from the material that I have been given.
I don't even know if it's possible to translate the principles of good writing in other disciplines to a technical subject like math. Are there examples of really clear, easy to read lecture notes?