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Note taking PowerPoint presentation created by Melissa A. Brown, MLS, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland. Copyright 2004.

Note taking PowerPoint presentation created by Melissa A. Brown, MLS, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland. Copyright 2004.

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  • Note Taking A Powerful Tool for Research Success Melissa A Brown, MLS Media Specialist Montgomery County Public Schools, MD Copyright 2004
  • “ The pen is mightier than the sword.”
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  • We use note taking for many purposes:
    • To list items or activities we don’t want to forget
    • To highlight important information in a text
    • To summarize reading for later use
    • What other uses can you think of?
  • What will we need?
    • Highlighter
    • Sticky notes
    • Index cards
    • Pencil/pen
    • Paper or scrap paper
    • Anything else you can think of?
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  • Staying Focused
    • It’s polite to point when we’re reading!
    • Use your finger to help you stay on track with the text you’re reading.
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  • Highlighter
    • Use this tool to help you show or remember the most important parts.
    • How will you know what is and isn’t important? It depends on what the question is and what you need to know – let that be your guide.
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  • Sticky Notes
    • These are good to use when you can’t highlight the text – such as when you’re using a library book.
    • You can write notes directly on them
    • You can mark the pages with them
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  • Index Cards
    • Use like your finger to help you follow along while you read
    • Can also help you organize your notes
    • Keep a different index card for each point
    • You can rearrange your index cards when your done – this makes research easier – no need to copy over
    • Good for visual learners – can help you see the “big picture”
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  • You Can Take Notes Anywhere!
  • Review: Notes help you to…….
    • Remember important information
    • Stay organized
    • Be successful in your research
    • How else can notes help you?
  • What is your next step?
    • Practice note-taking
    • Make sure you have the supplies you need at school and at home
    • Share good note-taking strategies with one another
    • Find out what works best for you
    • Do your best and have fun!