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To be a note taker for a student in your class please view the following training information. The presentation will explain the guidelines and requirements of being a note-taker, plus compensation ...

To be a note taker for a student in your class please view the following training information. The presentation will explain the guidelines and requirements of being a note-taker, plus compensation information.

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  • Note Taker Training Walla Walla Community College
  • Welcome to Note Taker Training
  • Congratulations on beginning the process to become a trained note taker. • As a note taker, you will be performing a valuable service for another student. • This training program will prepare you to provide clear and complete class notes for another student and for yourself.
  • Qualifications of a Note Taker • Desire to serve a fellow student • Reliable and punctual • Organized and responsible • Good listening skills • Able to summarize important details of a lecture • Able to write legibly • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Overview of Training • Disability Awareness • Professionalism –Expectations –Code of Ethics • Note taking Tips
  • Disability Awareness
  • Disability Awareness • The American with Disability Act of 1990 provides students with disabilities an equal access to educational opportunities. • A “disability” is defined as an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • The Student • Some students with disabilities have difficulty receiving the information presented in the classroom environment. • Students who request note taking accommodations must meet with the Disability Coordinator and provide documentation that verifies the need for the accommodation.
  • The Student • Class notes provides access to the learning environment for students whose disability blocks them from having a written record of the information provided in the class. • Students sign an agreement that states the student must be present in the class to receive notes.
  • Professionalism in the Classroom
  • What’s Expected of a Note Taker? • Arrive at class on time • Take clear, concise notes the entire class period • Attend all classes or arrange for a substitute • Provide copies of notes in a timely manner • Communicate with the Disability Support Services Coordinator if a problem arises
  • How It Works 1. Is recruited by the instructor or student 2. Meets with Dr. Claudia Angus (Rm 133D) 3. Signs a note taker agreement form 4. Completes this on-line training program 5. Shares notes with the student for the quarter 6. Schedules a final meeting with Dr. Angus at the conclusion of the quarter The Note Taker
  • Note Taker Code of Ethics • Note takers should keep all information related to the note taking activity strictly confidential. • Note takers provide accurate sets of notes that the student can use to study and complete assignments. • The note taker's role is to convey the instructor’s ideas and opinions. Note takers should not use notes to interject personal opinion.
  • Note Taker Code of Ethics • Note takers should not tutor, counsel or advise the instructor or student. • Note takers need to take their role seriously: –Attend every class –Arrange for a substitute when they cannot be there –Maintain their own grades –Provide notes at the end of class or by the next class meeting.
  • Options for Delivery •The DSS Office provides carbon copy (NCR) tablets that produce an instant copy to give to the student. Use a ball point pen or sharp pencil. •Note taker may use copy machines is certain areas to duplicate their notes. Arrange this through the DSS Coordinator. •Use a lap top computer or iPad to take notes and email to the student.
  • Communication • Contact the Disability Coordinator if you have questions or concerns. • Some students make arrangements to pick up their notes from the instructor. Others like to have an open line of communication with the note taker. Let the student make the initial contact.
  • Note Taking Tips
  • Note Taking Tips • Put the course name, date, and page number on each page. • Write on one side only • Write legibly • Use correct spelling: if unsure, write (sp?) next to the word • Listen for cues about important information: underline, use check marks, large print, or asterisks to note important words and phrases
  • Note Taking Tips • Take notes not dictation –Listen for key words –Use abbreviations and symbols –Leave blank spaces is you have questions
  • What’s Important?
  • What’s Important to Note • Listen for cues about important information: underline, use check marks, large print, or asterisks to note important words and phrases • These are some phrases to listen for: – “Remember that…” – “The important idea is…” – “You’ll need to remember this…” – “This will be on the test.”
  • Listen for Key Words • Dates Findings Rules • Facts Functions Solutions • Causes Kinds of Stages • Characteristics Methods Steps • Conclusions Parts Types of • Effects Purposes Uses • Names Definitions Reasons
  • Listen for Terminology • ____ means… • ____ is also called… • ____ is defined as… • ____, also referred to as… • ____ , also known as… • The definition of ____ is…
  • Note Taking Systems • There is a variety of effective note taking techniques. Different subjects and lecture styles may fit best with one of these suggested systems in the following video: to view click here.
  • Organize and Clean Up • Before submitting your notes, check to see that they are – Complete – Correct – Clear – Dates, course identifier, and page numbers are at the head of each page
  • Note Taking Tips in Review • Get the speaker's main points. Don't write down every word you hear. • Leave blanks in your notes to add explanations later. • Organize as you write. Pay attention to cues such as repetition and emphasis. • Indicate main and supporting points as you go. • Jot down key vocabulary, important facts and formulas. • Ask questions. If you're confused, it's better to ask while the material is fresh in your mind.
  • Need More Information? If you would like more information about note taking or have questions, contact Dr. Claudia Angus 133D 509 527 4262 claudia.angus@wwcc.edu
  • Almost Finished • The final step of this training is to complete a short assessment. Click Here To Begin!