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Workshop on note-taking held on Monday 13 October 2008 in the CILASS Collaboratory 3 at Bart House. Part of CILASS-supported module EU Law in the School of Law at the University of Sheffield.

Workshop on note-taking held on Monday 13 October 2008 in the CILASS Collaboratory 3 at Bart House. Part of CILASS-supported module EU Law in the School of Law at the University of Sheffield.

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    • European Union Law Note-taking session Monday 13 October 2008, 5pm CILASS Collaboratory 3, Bart House
    • By the end of the session …
      • Think about skills involved in note-taking
      • Each student more confident in note-taking abilities
      • Each student have some notes, taken today from the textbook, on which (self, peer, tutor) feedback given
      • Each student be given some ideas of different ways to take notes
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      • Think of a film you have recently seen or a novel you have recently read
      • Turn to the person next to you, and, in 2 minutes, tell them about it
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    • Think about what you just did
      • In your pairs, describe what each of you did
      • What did you communicate?
      • How did you communicate it?
      • What did you have to do in order to be able to communicate?
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    • Apply this to Note-taking
      • Overview; key points; big picture
      • Significant details, not insignificant ones
      • Themes
      • Not necessarily sequential
      • Refer to other things (“it was a bit like Jurassic Park , only with aliens …”)
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    • Key thing 1
      • You have to understand!
      • What can you do if you do not understand the part of the textbook you are reading?
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    • Key thing 2
      • Separate the relevant from the irrelevant
      • How can you go about doing this?
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    • Each pair join another pair Consider these questions
      • Why do we need to take notes?
      • What are the purposes of taking notes?
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    • How do I begin?
      • Survey the topic (lectures, headings, summary at start of chapter)
      • Questions?
      • Do NOT begin at the beginning!
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    • Some different styles of notes – consider advs/disadvs/uses
      • Bullet lists
      • Structured/numbered lists
      • Mind maps/spidergrams
      • Keywords
      • Verbatim notes
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    • Some techniques for note-taking You may want to use some or all of these in combination, or at different times
      • Read, Review, Write, Compare
      • Highlight/underline and write
      • Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review (SQ3R)
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    • Now you have a go
      • If you have not yet begun on topic 3:
      • The beginning of chapter 17 (the single market)
      • If you have begun work on topic 3:
      • The beginning of chapter 19; OR
      • From p 677; OR
      • From p 696
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    • Get into a pair, ideally with one other student who has done the same pages as you
      • Show each other the notes you have made
      • Compare and contrast your notes. Why the differences? Would these notes be particularly good for particular purposes?
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    • 5 Jun 2009 © The University of Sheffield Feedback on examples of good practice
    • 5 Jun 2009 © The University of Sheffield If you are now (reasonably) happy, feel free to go. If you would like some more feedback on the notes you have taken, stay and I will discuss with you. Professor T Hervey