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Learning skills: Topic 3: Note-Making and Note-Taking Skills

Learning skills: Topic 3: Note-Making and Note-Taking Skills

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Learning Outcomes
    • Differentiate between annotation, outline notes, column notes, mind maps and summary notes;
    • Develop skills of making notes from printed matters; and
    • Use the note-taking suggestions to develop good notes based on classroom discussions.
  • 3. Purpose of making & taking notes
    • Save time and effort in:
    • Having to look for the original text; or
    • Having to look through massive piles of notes just to retrieve the specific information that you need.
  • 4.  
  • 5. a) Annotation
    • Suitable for print materials, ie. Print modules, textbooks, articles.
    • Make notes by writing in the margins, underlining facts, highlighting the main points, etc.
    • Help to remember main points without having to read the text all over again.
  • 6. b) Outline notes
    • Using only keywords and phrases.
    • Usually sequentially numbered or headings and subheadings.
  • 7. c) Column notes
    • More appropriate for mathematics and science courses
  • 8. d) Mind maps
    • Show relationships among ideas and concepts, with lines serving as links.
    • Do not follow a linear sequence.
  • 9. e) Summary notes
    • A condensed version of the information, written in paragraph form, using your own words.
    • Used when you cannot impose headings or subheadings for a text.
  • 10. Making Notes from Printed Matter
    • Understand the objectives.
    • Read the whole topic, then summarise.
    • Leave spaces for additions/changes.
    • Reread topics and improve notes.
    • Use your own words.
    • Put inverted commas for sentences that you quote.
    • Read over your notes to make sure you understand them.
  • 11.  
  • 12. Preparing yourself for tutorials
    • Pre-reading helps you to:
      • Activates your prior knowledge;
      • Builds mental schemas; and
      • Enables you to make intelligent connections.
    • Read through the whole topic to familiarised yourself with the subject. It will make note-taking easier.
  • 13. Listening during tutorials
    • Be an effective listener in class by:
    • Avoiding distractions that may interfere with your concentration.
    • Listen to the message being said. Pay attention!
    • Relate ideas to previous tutorial discussions.
    • Look for clues from the tutor in illustrations, repetitions, etc.
  • 14. Listening during tutorials
    • Take notes in class.
    • Identify noteworthy materials. Do not copy everything!
    • Write down details of discussion ie. date/time/tutor’s name/subject.
    • Identify key issues, phrases.
    • Create spaces for additional notes later.
    • Use abbreviations if needed.
  • 15. Review after tutorial
    • Review your notes as soon as possible after the tutorial.
    • Rewrite if necessary and fill the gaps.
    • Verify your notes against the module/textbook.
    • Supplement your notes with further reading of other books.
    • Read and reread your notes.
    • Use them to answer past examination papers.
    • Keep it safe for easy retrieval.
  • 16. Learning Skills: Note-Making and Note-Taking Skills by Open University Malaysia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://oer.oum.edu.my. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.oum.edu.my.