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Transcript of Note-taking
How should I prepare to take good notes?
How should I determine which note-taking method should be utilized to be successful in a given subject? Advantages gets you actively involved in class
helps you study Strategy 1: Abbreviations
KEEP IT SHORT! Examples: probably= prob.
with = w/ about = a/b
and = & different = diff
information = info.
introduction=intro. 3. actively listen in class
think a/b what is said/shown
do something w/ the info.
take notes & study them
participate & ask yourself questions Note-Taking 1 *Did you know?
By writing the important ideas your teacher mentions-you are already studying them?) RECITE-part of SQ3R Note taking helps students remember what is said in class.
help organize and process data and information 1. listen for signal phrases like:
"this is important"
"write this down"
"take out a piece of paper"
"..will be on your test" 2. watch their teachers.
write on board = clue that it's important enough to write down Good note-takers... Good note-takers don't... sit with books or notebook closed
expect the teacher to hand-deliver the notes write faster
don't have to write info. verbatim (word-for-word) Setting the Stage:
Before You Enter Class... materials
notebook or loose-leaf paper
completed h.w. or reading assignments
read over notes from last class When you get to class:
1. set-up your paper (Date, subject, and topic or heading) Where else do we use symbols or abbreviations?
editing our writing (
addresses (Street = St., Boulevard = Blvd. *anything repeated = prob. important* Don't worry a/b neatness (yet), as long as you can read/understand them.
Cross-outs are okay.
You can always go back & rewrite or type them. Notes are just for us! Goals: 1. prepare to take good notes
2. use abbreviations
3. use note-taking, outlining, & mind-mapping strategies in my other classes By the end of this unit, I will be able to: How will I know when to take notes
or what to write down? ? ? ? ? What do you think?
When should you take notes? 1. The Cornell Method
2. The Outlining Method
3. Mind mapping/graphic organizers
...charts, sentence notes, etc... Cornell Notes Strategy WHEN? 1940's
WHERE? Cornell University
WHO? a professor-Walter Pauk * best for taking notes during class or when reading 5 Steps: The 5 Rs
Record-record/write notes on right side
Reduce-reread notes & come up with questions or categories in left margin
Recite-fold paper & practice reciting notes/answering questions from left
Review-summarize notes on bottom ...Cornell Notes many ways
what works for you? Mind Maps
& Graphic Organizers different=reflect on & summarize notes (don't just take them & forget them) ...Cornell Notes How to set up your paper: Did you know that we forget information if we don't rehearse/practice it ? Review Why is it important to take good notes and review them regularly?
How should I prepare to take good notes?
How should I determine which note-taking method should be utilized to be successful in a given subject? Turn & talk to your neighbor. *poster paper activity Mind Maps
(a.k.a. Spider Diagrams) Advantages
see the "bigger picture"-overview
help visually track the lesson
see relationships b/w topics & terms
good for visual learners
you can see it right in front of you (not just words on a page)
easy to edit notes & add colors (attractive)
used to study (easier & quicker to remember b/c it uses your whole brain) MIND MAPPING INTERACTIVES
https://bubbl.us/ http://www.worksheetworks.com/miscellanea/cornell-notetaking-paper.html customize & print Cornell Notes paper
-grid/graph paper for math
-lines or no lines
etc. Graphic Organizers a.k.a. "concept maps" THE END quick video