Those of us who have been brought up by parents who experienced the austerity during and after World War II, are familiar with the idea that it is wrong to waste paper. Indeed, if you are a baby boomer (born roughly between 1946 and 1964) the chances are that at school, your parents were obliged to draw lines between the lines on their paper before they began writing on it.
So is it any wonder, that when writing our revision notes for Project Management exams, we tend to fill the page, avoiding waste?
While this may be an admirable way to go in this day and age, because after all, even though paper is freely available to us, and relatively cheap, we know that many of the world’s forests are being torn down, for commercial reasons. Also we are very much more aware of sustainability issues, and I think many of us feel guilty unless we feel each page, front and back.
However, when it comes to making revision notes, unless we are making this sort of notes that we will find easy to recall later on, we are wasting our precious time, Not to mention, setting ourselves up to fail.
If you want to easily remember what you’ve written in your study notes, it is a huge mistake to cram too much information on to one page. This is definitely a case of less is more.
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