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Note taking


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This presentation teaches you how to take note efficiently and in different ways.

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Note taking

  1. 1. Effective Note-TakingPresenter: Dr Mohammed HaroonRashid
  2. 2. Why take Notes?R EMEMBERE XAMINEP REPAREO RGANIZER EVIEWT HINKWriting is agreat tool forlearning!
  3. 3. 5 C’s of Note-Taking Take Charge of Your Lectures Concentrate and Focus on theMaterial Listen Critically Connect and Capture Key Ideas
  4. 4. Take Charge of Your Lectures Commit to Class Pre-read material to becovered before class Identify areas that aredifficult to understand Arrive to class early andreview notes from theprevious class period
  5. 5. CONCENTRATEand focus on the material!!!Beware of Distractions Talking Daydreaming & Doodling Worrying
  6. 6. Listen Critically Be Ready for the Message Listen to Main Concepts Listen for New Ideas Ask Questions
  7. 7. Connect and Capture Key Ideas Identify key words, themes and main points Relate Details to the Main Point Listen for Clues Note when a topic comes up more than once Transition words signal the change in topics or new keypoints“In contrast to”“Let’s move on”“This will be on the next exam”“You will see this again”This one for sure!This one for sure!
  8. 8. Choose the Note-Taking Stylethat’s Just Right for You!Use any strategy thatwill help the keyideas stand out toyou!!
  9. 9. Note-Taking Styles Outline Method The Cornell Method Paragraph (Summarizing) Method Fishbone Diagram (Listing) Method
  10. 10. The Outline Method Use headings andsubheadingsfollowed by coursematerial Easiest methodwith organizedlecturesFormalFormalOutlineOutlineInformalInformalOutlineOutline
  11. 11. The Cornell Method Divide your notepaper bydrawing a vertical line 2inches from the left margin. On the right side, take yournotes from class. On the left side, write key words questions comments Examples On the bottom, write asummary These will make your workeasier to review later Test yourself by identifyingthe lecture material on theright , prompted by yourcomments on the left.
  12. 12. The Paragraph Method Often works best when alot of notes are given in ashort period of time andthe instructor is a fasttalker or the lecture isdisorganized. Listen critically forimportant facts. Create your own summaryof what has beenpresented. Write down summary inyour own words.Did youDid yougetgetthat?that?No, we’dNo, we’dbetterbettersummarize!summarize!
  13. 13. The Fishbone Diagram The Problem or outcomeis printed in the “head”of the fish. Identify the primaryfactors and connect asribs to the backbone. Elaborate each rib withthe details related to theprimary factor.
  14. 14. The Mind Map Method A mind map is adiagram used torepresent words, ideas,tasks or other itemslinked to and arrangedradially around a centralkey word or idea. It isused to generate,visualize, structure andclassify ideas, and as anaid in study,organization, problemsolving, and decisionmaking.
  15. 15. No MorethanSEVENarmsEveryEveryArm aArm aNewNewColorColorUsepictures& visualsLook forLook forcategoriescategories& concepts& conceptsHow can Igroup thekey pointsand ideas ?
  16. 16. Other Note-Taking Tips Always date your notes! Paraphrase your notes! For Lectures with fast talkers, considerwriting in cursive or tape recording. Use Abbreviations! Be Organized! Evaluate your note-taking style strategyregularly!