i made mysself a checklist during clinicals that i printed off and took each day. that way i would practice writing out my notes after assessments without prompting/help. then i got out the list and checked over what i had or hadn't included. over the course of the year, i went from ni on charting(lots) to getting compliments on my notes. this way you get used to the flow from what you observed, but have a failsafe.
last noc, i wrote a book on 1 of my pts who i'm pretty concerned about fvd-wise, the nurse i had taken over for wrote 2 notes, 3 lines each. (forgot to sign 1 too) and had nothing to judge my call to the doc on(change-wise) but what happened after 1900. point being, no way to know if the things i observed were acute changes or not, as the taped report wasn't oriented to that info, and i didn't get a f/u with her.
your charting is important, i'm glad they drilled it into me the way they did.