Strategies and Skills for PPt

Strategies and Skills for PPt - Note Taking Strategies and...

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Note Taking Strategies and Skills If the instructor writes something on the chalkboard/overhead or repeats an idea then it is usually a key point and you should write it down. Try to use a three-ring binder, it allows for more flexibility in rearranging your notes and any handouts that you may receive. Try to sit towards the front and center of the class where you'll be less distracted and can hear the professor the best and have a good angle on any visual aids that may be shown. Don't rely on someone else's notes, you may not understand everything that they write down and you'll learn the best by taking your own notes. If your instructor talks fast, it may help to bring an audio recorder and record the lecture while taking notes. After the lecture is over you can replay the lecture and fill in any parts that you missed in your notes. Do reading assignments or homework questions before class, it is easier to take notes when you know what the instructor is talking about.
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Date your notes. Add titles and subtitles when you move onto a new topic for easy referencing. Write down any terminology along with the definition that the instructor may present. Make sure that you write legibly, if you can't read them later, they'll be useless. If you have sloppy handwriting it may be wise to type your notes so that they are easier to read. Students with better study methods and strategies score higher on their exams. Everyone is different. Different methods work for different people; the following are only suggestions on improving upon your current studying techniques. It is best to review the material right after class when it's still fresh in your memory. Don't try to do all your studying the night before the test. Instead space out your studying, review class materials at least several times a week, focusing on one topic at a time. Have all of your study material in front of you: lecture notes, course textbooks, study guides and any other relevant material.
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Find a comfortable and quiet place to study with good lighting and little distractions (try avoiding your own bed; it is very tempting to just lie down and take a nap). Start out by studying the most important information.
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course EDCI 1001 taught by Professor Stockard during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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