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Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Differentiate between annotation, outline notes, column notes, mind maps and summary notes; </li...
Purpose of making & taking notes <ul><li>Save time and effort in: </li></ul><ul><li>Having to look for the original text; ...
 
a) Annotation <ul><li>Suitable for print materials, ie. Print modules, textbooks, articles. </li></ul><ul><li>Make notes b...
b) Outline notes <ul><li>Using only keywords and phrases. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually sequentially numbered or headings and ...
c) Column notes <ul><li>More appropriate for mathematics and science courses </li></ul>
d) Mind maps <ul><li>Show relationships among ideas and concepts, with lines serving as links. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not fo...
e) Summary notes <ul><li>A condensed version of the information, written in paragraph form, using your own words. </li></u...
Making Notes from Printed Matter <ul><li>Understand the objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Read the whole topic, then summarise...
 
Preparing yourself for tutorials <ul><li>Pre-reading helps you to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activates your prior knowledge; <...
Listening during tutorials <ul><li>Be an effective listener in class by: </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding distractions that may ...
Listening during tutorials <ul><li>Take notes in class. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify noteworthy materials. Do not copy every...
Review after tutorial <ul><li>Review your notes as soon as possible after the tutorial. </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite if neces...
Learning Skills: Note-Making and Note-Taking Skills by Open University Malaysia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attri...
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Learning Skills 3 Note Making And Note Taking Skills Slides

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

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