How to Take Good Notes

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How to Take Good Notes

  1. 1. How To Take Good Notes PowerPoint created by Tina Austin Library Media Specialist at Whittier Elementary School
  2. 2. 5 Elements of Good Notes <ul><li>Good notes need to be: </li></ul><ul><li>Specific </li></ul><ul><li>In phrases </li></ul><ul><li>In your own words </li></ul><ul><li>Neat </li></ul><ul><li>Organized </li></ul>
  3. 3. Good Notes Are SPECIFIC! <ul><li>Which fact about the sun is more specific? </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #1: </li></ul><ul><li>Is big </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #2: </li></ul><ul><li>Is the size of one million earths </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #2! </li></ul><ul><li>Why do notes have to specific? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Good Notes Are IN PHRASES! <ul><li>Which fact is in a phrase? </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #1: </li></ul><ul><li>White dwarf - small and cool star </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #2: </li></ul><ul><li>A white dwarf is a star that is cool and small. </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #1! </li></ul>Why should you write your notes in phrases?
  5. 5. Good Notes Are IN YOUR OWN WORDS! <ul><li>Which fact about stars is written in your own words? </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #1: </li></ul><ul><li>Made from gas and dust that spins and gets hotter </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #2: </li></ul><ul><li>Made by nuclear fusion </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #1! </li></ul><ul><li>Why should your notes be in your own words? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Good Notes Are NEAT! <ul><li>Which fact is neat? </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #1: </li></ul><ul><li>CONStelaTion - sTaR pICtuRes in Sky </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #2: </li></ul><ul><li>Constellation - star pictures in sky </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #2! </li></ul><ul><li>Why should your notes be neat? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Good Notes Are ORGANIZED! <ul><li>Which fact about Jupiter is more organized? </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #1: </li></ul><ul><li>Has one ring and has the Great Red Spot and is made up of gas </li></ul><ul><li>Fact #2: </li></ul><ul><li>Has one ring </li></ul><ul><li>Has the Great Red Spot </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of gas </li></ul>Fact #2!! Why should your notes be organized?
  8. 8. Let’s Review! Good Notes Should Be: Organized In Your Own Words In Phrases Specific Neat

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