Six Examples Of Ways To Take Notes Vr1.1Presentation Transcript
Six examples of ways to take notes
1. POINT or DASH FORM:
As you read, condense the information into short points. Remove unnecessary words and ideas, then write down only what you need to remember the details. For example,
language of Manitoba Cree derived from the Algonquian linguistic family
Canada's largest native group
inhabited area south of Hudson Bay and James Bay, now Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba
some moved to "buffalo territory" and became Plains Cree
also: Woodland Cree, Swampy Cree
2. WEB DIAGRAM:
Put the title in the centre of the page and web out the main ideas from the centre, using lines. You should have a line for each paragraph, and each line should have branches.
This is similar to point form except the information the information is organized into categories, according to the paragraphs. Make a heading for each paragraph, and list the information below the heading in point form.
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)
large members of deer family
social animals living in herds
driven by mosquitoes and flies to coastal areas in mid-summer
grasses, sedges, flowering plants, horsetails, leaves of willows in spring
well adapted to winter: reduce food intake and lower metabolic rate
eat lichens in winter
4. STUDY GUIDE:
These notes are formed as quiz-like questions and answers. Use who , what, when, where, how, and why as the basis for your questions. Put the questions on the left side of the paper and answers on the right side. This can be folded along the line for a quick review of terms or details.
Here's an example:
Where does the name Cree come from? Canada’s Cree - French fur traders called the people "Kristineaux," adapted from a name the people called themselves Who is Douglas Cardinal? - Cree architect. Designed the Space Science Centre in Edmonton. Who is George Littlechild? - Artist; exciting use of colour. Member of the Plains Cree Nation. Bachelor of Fine Arts. - Lives in Vancouver. Who was Poundmaker? - Cree Chief who signed Treaty 6 in 1876 and 1881.
5. TWO-COLUMN NOTES:
This style is similar to the Study Guide format above. The left hand column takes up one-third of the page. Put key words or sub-topics or diagrams in the left-hand column. Put details, information, explanations, etc., in the right hand column.
6. The Combo
Use a Template that involves elements from all of the other note taking formats.
General Guidelines for Taking Notes:
Always include a title and the date you made the notes.
Use a highlighter, a different colour , or underline really important concepts or information .
Develop your own shorthand: Use symbols such as & , #, and Δ to show cause-and-effect; word contractions such as w/in for within and b/c for because, etc. Use them often enough to remember what they are when you review your notes.
Add diagrams or other visual "tools" wherever appropriate.
"customize" your style of notes to the content you are dealing with: each note-taking style works well but your material will determine which one is best for the learning purpose.