Note-taking and Note-making.Materials developed by the Learner Development Unitat the University of Bradford
Objectives: identify why note-taking is important distinguish between note-taking and note-making recognise different w...
Why? Active Learning!Actively engage with your source by participating in:1. Summary2. Memory3. Revision4. Concentration
What is taking notes? The Magic Four!1. Summary – creates an overview of an entire topic by the end of it2. Memory –writin...
Active Listening and Reading ComponentsPrepare Yourself Sit up straight, have your sources andmaterials handy, be mentall...
Key ComponentJOT IT DOWN. Some people make copiousnotes, others merely need a few keyphrases. Even strong auditory learne...
Note-taking versus Note-making.It’s simple!Note-taking is recording key information from anothersourceNote-making return...
Types of Notes:Linear, Visual or Voiced Linear: typical classroom notes written in words Visual: images, shapes, colors,...
Linear Note-Taking ComponentsCreate a specific template which you follow for all of your notes. Itshould include:1. Title:...
Visual Notes Diagrams, charts, tables, graphs, maps Colors, sizes, styles Symbols, icons, doodles
© 2007 Expanding Paradigms
Voiced (or Audio) Notes Helps reinforce learning and aids auditory learners Use any technology that records but does not...
Note-Taking / Note-MakingNote Taking Note MakingAs you learn from the source, take noteshere!After you have finished learn...
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  1. 1. Note-taking and Note-making.Materials developed by the Learner Development Unitat the University of Bradford
  2. 2. Objectives: identify why note-taking is important distinguish between note-taking and note-making recognise different ways of taking effective notes
  3. 3. Why? Active Learning!Actively engage with your source by participating in:1. Summary2. Memory3. Revision4. Concentration
  4. 4. What is taking notes? The Magic Four!1. Summary – creates an overview of an entire topic by the end of it2. Memory –writing it down helps you retain the information3. Revision – allows you to refine and improve your understanding4. Concentration –being active, rather than passive, requires and preventsdistraction and accommodates concentration
  5. 5. Active Listening and Reading ComponentsPrepare Yourself Sit up straight, have your sources andmaterials handy, be mentally ready to INTERACT with thesource without distractions or disruptions.Make Good Decisions What’s the point of this source? What isimportant to record? Why? How should you do it?Hearing/Seeing is More than Listening/Looking Even if thesource is boring, biased, unattractive, etc., acquire theinformation neededPatterns Discover patterns of organization and emphasis
  6. 6. Key ComponentJOT IT DOWN. Some people make copiousnotes, others merely need a few keyphrases. Even strong auditory learnersneed something to aid their memory. Themessage is, don’t just sit there reading orlistening – record something.
  7. 7. Note-taking versus Note-making.It’s simple!Note-taking is recording key information from anothersourceNote-making returning to those notes to annotate,put things into your own words, summarize andhighlight, and add your ideas and impressions to theinformation
  8. 8. Types of Notes:Linear, Visual or Voiced Linear: typical classroom notes written in words Visual: images, shapes, colors, and other expressions without focus onwords Voiced: audio-recorded sources and responses to the source
  9. 9. Linear Note-Taking ComponentsCreate a specific template which you follow for all of your notes. Itshould include:1. Title: source and date2. Purpose of your notes: Why do you want to learn this?3. Purpose and Background of Source Information4. Main points, examples, and evidence (this is the big part)5. Questions raised by the source
  10. 10. Visual Notes Diagrams, charts, tables, graphs, maps Colors, sizes, styles Symbols, icons, doodles
  11. 11. © 2007 Expanding Paradigms
  12. 12. Voiced (or Audio) Notes Helps reinforce learning and aids auditory learners Use any technology that records but does not distract others.Lectures and Lessons Record a lecture and play it back later. Then record your own notes of what you remember from what you haveheard and compare with the original source.Texts Take pictures or download files of sources to use outside the classroom. Besure this is okay with the creator and presenter of the source.
  13. 13. Note-Taking / Note-MakingNote Taking Note MakingAs you learn from the source, take noteshere!After you have finished learning, makenotes here!(review Slide 7)

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