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Study skills

  1. 1. notetaking Be more EFFICIENT and more EFFECTIVE
  2. 2. note-taking tools
  3. 3. Note-Taking Tools Laptop Use a note-taking program Evernote OneNote Learn to type (faster) Become familiar with keyboard shortcuts Use text expander programs
  4. 4. Note-taking tools Pen and Paper Notebook for each class Write clearly
  5. 5. before, during, after The process of note-taking & studying
  6. 6. prepare
  7. 7. before the lecture: prepare  Do the assigned reading  Arrive 10 minutes before class and review the assigned reading and notes from the previous class  Turn off wi-fi card or block the internet
  8. 8. what to write down
  9. 9. During the Lecture: What to Write Down  Only write down the main points of the lecture  Write the professor’s summary at the end of class and her review at the beginning of the next class  Write down any examples or hypotheticals the professor gives during class  If you didn’t get a point, make a note of it, and wait until after class to ask
  10. 10. review, clarify, synthesize
  11. 11. After the Lecture: Review, Clarify, and Synthesize Review and clarify notes right after class Synthesize notes into a master outline
  12. 12. note-taking styles one that works for YOU
  13. 13. Note-Taking Styles I Rough Outline Method
  14. 14. Note-taking styles II  Mind Mapping
  15. 15. mind mapping
  16. 16. Note-taking styles III Charting Method
  17. 17. Note-Taking Styles III (Charting) This thing  1  2  3  4  5  6 This OTHER thing  1a  2a  3a  4a  5a  6a
  18. 18. Note-Taking Styles IV Cornell Style Notes Divide your page into two columns During the lecture, write your notes in the “Notes” column After the lecture, write keywords in the “Keywords” column Test your recall using only the “Keyword” column Write a brief summary
  19. 19. Cornell Style Notes REPEATED LEARNING the material
  20. 20. note-taking
  21. 21. note-taking is really about studying and learning

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