Taking Notes

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Taking Notes 1. Value of Note Taking Motivates Important Actions Active listening/learning process Critical thinking and idea organization (impossible to take notes on everything we hear) Provides Important Materials To review and study for tests Build Important Skills To prepare for research writing (academic success) To use for job and personal life Page 1 of 6
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2. How to Make the Most of Class Notes? Page 2 of 6 Prepare for Note Taking Preview reading material Gather your supplies Location: find a comfortable  place to seat  (to minimize distractions and  to hear and see easily) Choose the best/appropriate  note taking system: suit  instructor teaching style; your  learning style, and  course  Record Information Effectively Write topic of lecture. Record whatever lecturer emphasizes. Write down all key terms and definitions. Write in short phrases instead of full  sentences. Write down all questions raised by lecturers.
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Unformatted text preview: Leave some spaces between points. Draw pictures and diagrams to illustrate ideas. Page 3 of 6 Review and Revise Notes Plan a review schedule: o Review within a day of lecture. o Review regularly. o Review with test as the objective. Use Critical Thinking/Mind Actions Recall Similarity Difference Cause and effect Examples/ideas Evaluation Others Revise using other sources Summarizing Work with study groups 3. How to Pick on Instructors Cues Page 4 of 6 Instructors Cues Examples Questions Repeat/Emphasize Verbal Cues Key Terms/Definitions Write On 4. Types of Notes i. Outline Formal outline Informal outline ii. Guided notes iii. Cornell note-taking system ii. Think link (mind map) iii.Time lines iv. Tables v. Charts Page 5 of 6 5. Research Notes Page 6 of 6 Definitions Source notes Content notes Paraphrase...
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