People are amazed by creativity, whether it's the perfect turn of phrase in the latest bestseller, a catchy bassline in a chart-topping pop song or the beautiful cinematography in the latest Hollywood blockbuster. There's something mystical about creativity in the minds of most of the human population.
When I was in college, I struggled during my first year with how to study. I went to class every day and took copious notes, but I just couldn’t seem to get the hang of college exams. This was immensely frustrating for me because I’d always done really well in school up to that point.
By my sophomore year I was desperate to improve, and decided to make big changes to my approach to studying. I focused on my notetaking during class because I felt as though no matter how many notes I took, I had trouble retaining the information I'd written down. I took notes like everyone else in my classes, furiously scribbling as much as I could from the professor’s lecture.