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General note taking rules97

  1. 1. General Note Taking Rules www.teahingstudentshow.com
  2. 2. Before You Start Taking Notes <ul><li>Before writing notes a student should do the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place your name, class, date and page number at the upper right hand corner </li></ul></ul>John Smith Biology 6-1-04 Page 1
  3. 3. Recording Notes <ul><li>During a Lecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Record the main ideas and concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rephrase the information in your own words </li></ul></ul>Civil War was an internal struggle between two groups in our country. In your own words… Re-writing it: Civil War was a war between north and south in the USA.
  4. 4. Recording Notes continued… <ul><li>During a Lecture continued… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skip one line between ideas and several lines between topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid writing in complete sentences </li></ul></ul>Civil War (1 space) 1861-1865 (1 space) (1 space) WWI (1 space) 1914 -1918
  5. 5. Record Notes continued <ul><li>After Taking Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review and Clarify- After class, as soon as possible review your notes and fill in any missing information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask the teacher to help you with any information you may not understand </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Recording Notes continued… <ul><li>Re-write summary statements at the bottom of your notes for quick daily review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A summary is re-writing it in your own words using phrases that contain only three to five words </li></ul></ul>Class Notes Summary Section

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