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Class 5 - Note-taking & Writing Research Papers - BackgroundNote-takingHow do you remember what you hear or read? If you have a really good memory or aphotographic memory, you have an advantage. However, most of us will forget some(or many) important details. Taking good notes is one solution and there areseveral techniques to make this easier.One advantage of taking notes is that you can personalize them as you go. You canadd your own thoughts, questions or pointers. These serve as a memory aid becausethey help you understand the material - a far better option than simply rememberingit.Note-taking isn't just for lectures - you can benefit from them while you arereading your texts or articles for research papers.Research PapersYou can't escape some type of research paper while in university or college. Youmay or may not have written many of them in past educational settings. You may havealso done a lot of 'creative' writing in school or on your own. Research paperstake many forms but they have certain 'rules' or structures that make themdifferent from blogs, reports, creative pieces etc ... . It's useful to have a
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