Note Taking Systems

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Student Academic Services California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California http://sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl.html Academic Skills Center- Study Skills Library NOTE TAKING SYSTEM 5 Methods The Cornell Method The Outline Method The Mapping Method The Charting Method The Sentence Method The Cornell Method The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes without laborious recopying. After writing the notes in the main space, use the left-hand space to label each idea and detail with a key word or "cue." Method - Rule your paper with a 2 ½ inch margin on the left leaving a six-inch area on the right in which to make notes. During class, take down information in the six-inch area. When the instructor moves to a new point, skip a few lines. After class, complete phrases and sentences as much as possible. For every significant bit of information, write a cue in the left margin. To review, cover your notes with a card, leaving the cues exposed. Say the cue out loud, and then say as much as you can of the material underneath the card. When you have said as much as you can, move the card and see if what you said matches what is written. If you can say it, you know it. Advantages - Organized and systematic for recording and reviewing notes. Easy format for pulling out major concept and ideas. Simple and efficient. Saves time and effort. "Do- it-right-in-the-first-place system." Disadvantages - None When to Use - In any lecture situation.
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Student Academic Services California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California http://sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl.html Academic Skills Center- Study Skills Library The Outlining Method Dash or indented outlining is usually best except for some science classes such as physics or math. 1. The information which is most general begins at the left with each more specific group of facts indented with spaces to the right. 2. The relationships between the different parts are carried out through indenting. 3. No numbers, letters, or Roman numerals are needs. Method – Listening and then write in points in an organized pattern based on space indention. Place major points farthest to the left. Indent each more specific point to the right. Levels of importance will be indicated by distance away from the major point. Indention can be as simple as or as complex as labeling the indentations with Roman
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course PSCH 231 taught by Professor Ponce-rodas during the Fall '08 term at Ill. Chicago.

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