The way you write down your notes and make marginal notes in your course books can help or retard your learning process and progress. Some of these methods can vary from person to person depending on your personal and tastes and habits. A neat layout should be helpful for any one. It makes sense to have a good margin on all sides particularly on the left, top and bottom. A wide margin on the left can be useful for making marginal comments or notes.
Adding subtitles to topics is an important tool for helping the memory. They should be concise and catchy and contain the marrow of the matter in a nutshell. A good handwriting and spacing between words is important for easy learning. A flowing handwriting with neat layout takes the strain off the eyes and makes reading less tedious. Some people find it convenient to make short notes on pocket size thick paper in small letters and concise language. This makes it easy to carry your notes around on your person and refer to them whenever you can snatch a little time as when you wait for a train or a bus. Having them on loose sheets also makes for flexibility and possibility of additions and subtractions. Well composed short notes are a great aid to learning.