Call on colour for Clearer Notes

No matter where you spend your daily grind – be it in the classroom or the office – notetaking is a key part of the equation. For students, notes serve as a study tool as well as a way to retain information from lessons. For the office professional, they serve as a point of reference when considering project objectives, goals, and more.

So what can you do to get more return from your notetaking efforts?

colour-coding provides a simple and visually stimulating way to organize your notes. By associating different colours with different subjects or topics, you are providing context to the content. The tips below can help you process notes quicker and easier.

Stock up!Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens come in 32 vivid colours and create clean, precise lines to keep your notes in order. With 14 brilliant colours, Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens are another great option.

Be consistent. No matter the tool you choose, be consistent with your colours. Try to associate certain colours with certain subjects/topics so that time spent revisiting your notes is worthwhile. Use varying colours to denote different speakers at a meeting or lecture. Keep 3-4 different colour pens in your workspace to make switching tools quick and easy!

Keep it simple. Don’t get too crazy with colour. It’s important to be able to discern the notes without using a key to dissect the colour decisions. Stick with 3-4 contrasting colours, like those of the Paper Mate Profile Ballpoint Pens for other portions of the text.

Make a break! Use colour to add line breaks or illustrate meaningful points in your notes. Box quotes, circle key deliverables, and underline new vocabulary terms. Take advantage of the contrast that the 10 bright colours the Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT pens provide!