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Self-Evaluation of Note- Taking Skills Evaluate your present note-taking skills by putting a check mark beside each of the thirteen note-taking hints that you already practice. DO PLAN NOW TO DO _____ _____ 1. Take notes on classroom work. _____ _____ 2. Sit near the front of the class. _____ _____ 3. Read in advance textbook material about the topic to be presented in class. 4. Record your notes as follows: _____ _____ a. Use full-sized 8 ½ x 11-inch paper. _____ _____ b. Use a ballpoint pen. _____ _____ c. Use a notebook divided into parts. _____ _____ d. Date each day's notes. _____ _____ e. Take notes on one side of the page only. _____ _____ f. Write legibly. _____ _____ g. Abbreviate common words and recurring terms. _____ _____ h. Indicate assignments and exams. 5. Write notes in outline form as follows: _____ _____ a. Start main points at the margin: indent secondary points. _____ _____ b. Use blank space to show shift in thought. 6. Watch for signals of importance: _____ _____ a. Write whatever your instructor puts on the board. _____ _____ b. Write definitions and enumerations. _____ _____ c. Write down points marked by emphasis words. _____ _____ d. Record repeated points. _____ _____ e. Note the hints given by the teacher’s tone of voice. _____ _____ 7. Write down examples. _____ _____ 8 Write down connecting details and explanations. 9. Do as follows: _____ _____ a. Leave space for notes missed. _____ _____ b. Try to get the broad sweep of ideas when you fall behind. _____ _____ 10. Question the instructor when an idea is not clear. _____ _____ 11. Do not stop taking notes during discussion periods. _____ _____ 12. Do not stop taking notes toward the end of the class. _____ _____ 13. Go over your notes as soon as possible after class. 1
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TAKING LECTURE NOTES EFFECTIVE LISTENERS: 1. Do assigned readings before the lecture. 2. Actively concentrate on what is being said. 3. Do not allow themselves to be distracted. 4. Put information into their own words. 5. Utilize lecture cues to determine important information: - voice cues such as: pauses repetitions lists signal words (see attached list) - written cues such as: handouts information on the board - organizational cues such as: introductions thesis statements
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