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Note Taking - The Effective Way Out

Note taking skills and strategies. The What, Why, When and How of Note taking. Discussion of the ABC LOU strategy as well as the Cornell Method, The Outline Method, The Charting Method, the Mind Mapping Method, The Sentence Method and finally the Diagram

Seemeen Khan Yousufzai

on 24 September 2015

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Note Taking - The Effective Way Out
So, when, exactly, should we take notes?
How do we take notes?
A very useful strategy is the
The Way out
There are different methods of note taking that may vary based on the subject you are taking notes for.
Why do we even take notes, in the first place??
For several reasons, including, for:
Making a record of:
a. Important points for future use

b. Where the information you have originally came from
Helping in:
a. Giving you a start

b. Planning what you can do with all the information you have collected

c. Organising and rearranging your notes for your ease
Making you understand:
a. To focus on each every step of the learning process of the lesson

b. Where the information fits in the bigger picture
Developing memory
a. Briefly summarising the notes aids long-term memory

b. Jotting down the notes aids motor memory

c. Creating patterned notes for a better grasp on the information aid visual memory
Exam revision:
a. Easy to go through for exam revision

b. Brings back to life information that was dormant in the wells of your mind
Jot down proactive notes (with queries, etc.) from textbooks, handouts and/or the internet for the next day's topic.
While the teacher is reviewing previous day's lesson.
While the teacher is explaining about an assignment.
While the teacher is lecturing.
During class discussions.
During an audio/video clip, presentation, film, etc.
When reading the textbook, a handout, a web article, et cetera.
When revising, reviewing and discussing course materials with friends.
A shortened form of a word or phrase, for example:
govt. = government
Dr. = doctor
CN = China
fwd = forward
Use dots or icons to highlight items in a list.
aveman Language
Use brief phrases to capture the message.
Use a series of related words, names, or items arranged in order, one after the other.
ne word for several (paraphrase)
Restate something by using other words to make it simpler.
se your own words
Use your own words to restate the information. How?

1. Read the information

2. write your version without looking at the text

3. Change words that are difficult for you
Cornell or T Method
The Outlining Method
The Charting Method
Mind Mapping Method
Sentence Mehtod
Page # Today’s Date
1. Write every new thought, fact, or topic on a separate line as you progress, numbering each sentence.
2. Advantages: it’s more organized than writing paragraphs and still records most of the information.
3. Disadvantages: it’s hard to determine major/minor points and it’s hard to edit and review with clean-up.
4. It’s a good method when there’s lots of information and you don’t know how the ideas fit together.
Diagram Method
By Seemeen Yousufzai
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