Abbreviations, or shortened versions of longer words, help students break down words into smaller chunks of letters.
Some examples of abbreviations include: Wednesday (Wed), homework (hwk), people (ppl), and school (schl).
Feel free to make up their own abbreviations – there are no set rules for abbreviating most words! For example, he or she can choose to abbreviate therefore as thfr, maybe as mbe, or assignment as asmt.
Be as creative as you like, so long as you remember what the abbreviations stand for.
For practice, come up with abbreviations for the following words: Thursday, Sociology, globalisation and lab report.
Look at page of abbreviations on Student+ week 3 area.
Students first draw a circle in the center of their page. Inside that circle, they write the topic of the lecture They then draw bubbles branching out of that line containing important details which describe that main idea.
Once the lecturer has finished discussing that section, students draw another line branching out from the original center circle. On that line, they write the next main idea.
They then draw bubbles branching out of that line with important details describing the main idea, and continue with that pattern until the lecture is complete.