Active Listening and Note Taking

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Unformatted text preview: Active Listening and Note Taking Heather, Brittany, and Josh Note Taking Effective note taking strategies: highlighting main ideas organizing key points compare/contrast relationships looking for patterns No two people take notes the same way. Listening to the Message In order to be an effective note taker, you must be an active listener. Active listening means to be fully attentive & fully understand the intent of the speaker. requires both physical and mental attention, energy, & discipline Not only important for college, but also in job success. Active Listening Strategies 1. Desire to listen 2. Be open and willing to learn 3. Postpone judgement 4. Be mindful 5. Use empathy and respect 6. Observe 7. Predict and ask questions 8. Look as if you are listening 9. Reduce distractions 10. Be quiet Recording the Message If you are a visual learner, supplement your lecture notes w/ drawings, illustrations, and pictures. Take special notes off the chalkboard or overheads. Read notes right after class. Creative typelook for info that is different. Auditory learnerrecord lectures Kinesthetic learneruse note cards, rewrite notes, study with a partner. Formal Outlines and Creative Outlines Outlines show headings, main points, and supporting examples. Leftbrained people tend to do well with neat an orderly notes. Divide the paper & use the left side for key words, illustrations, definitions, etc. Use the right side to list topics. Mind Map A visual and holistic form of note taking. Allows you to see connections and the BIG PICTURE. Starts with the main idea in the center of the page 7 branches of subtopics around it. Notetaking Strategies 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Be prepared Go to every class Be on time Sit up front Use all of your senses Make note taking active and physical Link information Use creative shorthand and focus on key words 9. Leave space for revisions and additions Assess and Review 1. Summarize in your own words Increases comprehension and learning. 2. Edit and revise your notes Fill in, edit, or copy a few minutes after class. 3. Review your notes Even if only for 10 minutes. 4. Monitor and evaluate Try different strategies & systems to find which works best for you. Computers and Note taking Computers can help you take better notes. Computer programs are available to help you: outline ideas copy notes & arrange them in an organized outline. explore notetaking skills on the internet. ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course EHS 102 taught by Professor Tammiefogal during the Spring '08 term at Central Mich..

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