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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 7.2

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 7.2

  1. 1. Organizing Your Records & Documentation Section 7.2: Educational Success Through Effective Documentation Taking Charge: Chapter 7 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Documentation <ul><li>Documentation is practically mandatory in educational life </li></ul><ul><li>It’s important to have an efficient note-taking system </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Being Prepared <ul><li>Always bring the necessary materials to class. These may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing utensils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Knowing What to Write <ul><li>What is new to me? </li></ul><ul><li>What is relevant? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Pay Attention <ul><li>Dates of events </li></ul><ul><li>Names of people </li></ul><ul><li>Theories </li></ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Arguments and debates </li></ul><ul><li>Images and exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Your own questions </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Organizing Your Information <ul><li>Make an outline </li></ul><ul><li>Develop your “shorthand” system for taking notes </li></ul><ul><li>There are different note-taking styles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cornell </li></ul></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Good Habits <ul><li>Go to class </li></ul><ul><li>Go to class prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention in class </li></ul><ul><li>Use various colored pens for note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite or type your notes the same day you write them </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. Educational Journaling <ul><li>Gain deeper insights </li></ul><ul><li>Find further applications </li></ul><ul><li>Track your progress toward your goal of graduation </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Journaling (cont.) <ul><li>Educational journaling will help you document your personal growth </li></ul><ul><li>You will see future applications of the knowledge you’re learning </li></ul><ul><li>You can share your ideas with others </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Further Reflection <ul><li>How can you improve your note taking process? </li></ul><ul><li>After your next class, journal about what you learned. How did this help you retain information? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  11. 11. Additional Resources <ul><li>Lifehack.org </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.lifehack.org </li></ul><ul><li>AcademicTips.org </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.academictips.org </li></ul><ul><li>DLL Study Skills Series: Note Taking Skills http://www.education.ex.ac.uk/dll/studyskills/note_taking_skills.htm </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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