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° One can search for material using the catalogue through: Author search Title search Subject search ° A bibliography is a systematic description of groups of books as to authorship, title, and edition, town of publication, publisher, and year of publication. ° A footnote is a note at the foot of the page ° A periodical is a regularly issued publication ° All library materials are classified according to a library classification system. In Zambia the Dewey decimal classification (D.D.C) is used.
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COMMUNICATION SKILLS 2012 M’SAZA 2012 Page 11 UNIT 2: BASIC TECHNIQUES OF SUMMARIZING LESSON LEARNING OUTCOMES : - Define the terms note taking and note making -Distinguish note taking and note making -State the basic procedure for note taking and note making -Explain different reading techniques used in note making and summary - Identify the relevant summarizing techniques Definition -Note making is defined as writing of notes from a written source in abbreviations and symbols so that they make complete sense. This can be from books, magazines and so forth. -Note taking is writing of notes from a spoken source in abbreviations and symbols so that they make complete sense. Importance The skill of note making is very important in; i) Research ii) summary iii) Prose writing While note taking is important; i) During lectures ii) In meetings iii) During Seminars or presentations iv) During interviews v) When getting instructions vi) During research. GUIDELINES TO NOTETAKING (a) Before the session -make sure you have enough papers and extra pen -you should know the context of the session where you may be required to take notes. Is it a seminar, lecture or mere discussion? (b) During the session - list main points of presentation at the beginning of the session - do not write all the time but take time to listen for complete points before writing. -listen very carefully and question what you hear. -you must be able to distinguish between new points and repetition. -be selective by only recording main points and relevant ideas only. (c) Speaker - if possible get to know the presentation style of the presenter such as speed, audibility, emphasis of main points and so on.
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COMMUNICATION SKILLS 2012 M’SAZA 2012 Page 12 (d) Layout of notes - take note of the time, date, speaker and subject -leave plenty of space when writing as this may allow any additions later on. -use conventional abbreviations that you cannot easily forget -divide your notes appropriately by putting headings, subheadings, and numbered points as much as possible. -put names, comments and unfamiliar terms in capital letters. -if the speaker permits, ask questions to the speaker about unfamiliar terms and clarifications (e) After the session - rewrite your notes in a clear layout. - relate what you have written to your rough notes -compare or share your notes with others if subject is difficult - add comments or points of your own if possible and make sure they are separate from speaker points.
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