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Note taking skills


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Note taking skills

  1. 1. Note Taking Skills To be effective in note taking, the students must consider the following general principles:
  2. 2. <ul><li>2. Be flexible. </li></ul>1. Your notes are for you and for no one else.
  3. 3. <ul><li>3. Don’t try to write everything. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Be prepared </li></ul><ul><li>for class. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>5. Use a handy material where you can write, review and maintain your notes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>6. Indicate the name of the subject and put a date on your notes. </li></ul>7. More is better than less. Try also to use abbreviations to write the notes fast.
  6. 6. <ul><li>9. Seriously attend on the audiovisual presentations or required film viewing. </li></ul>8. If the lecturer provides a list, get all the items on that list.
  7. 7. <ul><li>10. Edit and organize your notes after class. </li></ul><ul><li>11. Edit your notes as you study. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Review and evaluate your own note taking style. Give yourself an honest assessment of how helpful your notes are. This will give you an idea where to improve. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Note Taking Styles 1.Outline 2.Paragraph 3.Mapping
  10. 10. <ul><li>Outline method : write down key themes, and use indentation to show lesser points (use capital letters, roman numerals, or numbers to outline) </li></ul><ul><li>Paragraph: write first main topic and write underneath, separate out ideas. Headings will help you study for exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping method : notes are recorded in chart or graphic method. </li></ul>