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How to Take Good Notes

Adapted from the Prezi by Allison Bailey.
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Ryan Martin

on 25 August 2013

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Transcript of How to Take Good Notes

How to Take
Good Notes

Start a new page for each new class each day.
Tip #1
Tip #2
Take down
key words
and
concepts
,
not sentences
FOR EXAMPLE:
Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
Tip #3
Tip #4
Tip #5
Review
Tip #6
Congratulations!
You know EVERYTHING there is to know about taking good notes.
Pre-read
including...
introduction text,
subheadings,
graphics,
photo captions,
summary paragraphs
and study questions

Color-code
important parts
of your notes
For example, make
definitions
one
color
and
important dates
another color.
Mettle
: Courage and fortitude.
1492
: Columbus discovered America.
Doing this just before starting homework in a particular subject can help a student focus on the topic at hand.
Review notes after class to make sure they're accurate and complete.
+
But you know enough to
start taking better notes

Okay. Not really.
Abbreviate any word
by leaving out the vowels.
Leave space between topics or ideas so you can scan the page more easily later.
Date it.
Develop your own system of
abbreviations or symbols
R.I. = smallest state, longest name
Off. name = "R.I. & Providence Plantations"

• Listen for word clues from the teacher
Teachers often signal what's important to note,
using phrases such as...
"the three incidents that led to
the War of 1812 were… ..."
Remember that....
For example....
And most importantly....
Pre-read a textbook chapter to get an idea of what it
is about, rather than simply wading in.
in 6 tips or less
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