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Note Taking

  1. 1. Note Taking Did you know that (how)?
  2. 2. Notes… <ul><li>Main purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To look at information later! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thus, needs to be easily scanned for key points </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Lecture Overview <ul><li>The next few slides we will cover how my informational presentational methods will work. </li></ul><ul><li>Expect stupid humor and sound </li></ul>
  4. 4. Title! <ul><li>What’s the point? </li></ul><ul><li>Short description of title </li></ul><ul><li>Second point </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More details </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Now What? <ul><li>Put pen to paper </li></ul><ul><li>But how? </li></ul><ul><li>Like-a dis-a </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your Notebook (not mine)‏ <ul><li>Write the title of the lesson or date up top </li></ul>How to take notes 2. Draw a line separating the page <ul><li>On the left of the line, write key terms or headings (usually from the top of the slide)‏ </li></ul>Preparation 1) Write title at top 2) Draw separation line 3) Write headings at left, information on the right
  7. 7. Your Notebook (not mine)‏ 4. Use the left for key parts of the lecture and the right for description How to take notes 5. Example: write a vocabulary word on the left and underline it (or highlight). Then write the definition to the right. Denizen An inhabitant, citizen
  8. 8. Why take notes like this? <ul><li>Study aid </li></ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Separating details from main ideas </li></ul>

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