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Concept List - Kutztown University. 1Five_Methods_of_Notetaking.docx_UPDATED_7-09.pdf. Methods Of Note Taking. A.

Methods Of Note Taking

Cornell Note-Taking System Draw a line down your paper 2 1/2 inches from the left side to create a 2 1/2 inch margin for noting key words and a 6-inch area on the right for sentence summaries. Record your notes in the 6-inch area on the right side of your paper during class. Use your own words and make sure you have included the main ideas and significant supporting details. Be brief. The following example applies the Cornell Method of note-taking to a lecture on the circulatory system. Circulatory System B. Mapping is a visual system of condensing material to show relationships and importance. The map provides a quick reference for over-viewing a lecture or a textbook chapter.

How to Map The following steps describe the procedure to use in mapping: Draw a circle or a box in the middle of a page, and in it write the subject or topic of the material or lecture. Outlining Method. The outlining method is perhaps the most common form of note taking used by college students; an outline naturally organizes the information in a highly structured, logical manner, forming a skeleton of the textbook chapter or lecture subject that serves as an excellent study guide when preparing for tests.

Outlining Method

This method of note taking is extremely useful in most instances; however, in classes, such as math or chemistry, where a lot of formulas, graphs, or structures must be drawn, the outline method should be replaced with a better note-taking system. How to Use Write points in an organized manner based on space indentation. Place major points farthest to the left. Indent each more specific point farther to the right (level of importance is indicated by distance away from left margin). AdvantagesThe outlining method emphasizes content as well as relationships between the material. ExampleHow to study from an outline: I. Adapted from: Wong, L. (2006). ASC Notetaking. Note Taking Systems - Academic Skills Center: Study Skills Library - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

The Cornell Method The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes without laborious recopying.

Note Taking Systems - Academic Skills Center: Study Skills Library - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

After writing the notes in the main space, use the left-hand space to label each idea and detail with a key word or "cue. " Method Rule your paper with a 2 ½ inch margin on the left leaving a six-inch area on the right in which to make notes. During class, take down information in the six-inch area. Advantages Organized and systematic for recording and reviewing notes. Disadvantages None When to Use In any lecture situation. Back to top The Outlining Method Dash or indented outlining is usually best except for some science classes such as physics or math. The information which is most general begins at the left with each more specific group of facts indented with spaces to the right. Cornell%20note%20taking%20system.pdf.

The Learning Toolbox - Cornell Notes. Note Taking Techniques - Kutztown University. T-Notes Method for Note Taking - Kutztown University.

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Top Ten Tips on Note-taking - Careers Advice. Note taking is a skill that we use in many walks of life: at school, university and in the world of work.

Top Ten Tips on Note-taking - Careers Advice

However, it will be obvious to many people that they have not honed the skills needed to get maximum potential from their note-taking, so here are 10 tips on how to be an efficient and successful note-taker. These can apply equally to taking notes from someone else's verbal presentation or from a written text. 1. Don't write down every word The whole point of note taking is to be able to summarise information in a different, shorter form to use later. 2. Listen/look out for key phrases such as ‘the most important factor is...' which is like a large signpost directing you to the fact that a vital piece of information is coming up and instructs you to ready your pen to take a note of it. 3.

It is easy to drift off and lose the thread of a lecture or written argument, so try some of these tips to help keep your concentration. How to do a Mind Map - JCU. Mind mapping (or concept mapping) involves writing down a central idea and thinking up new and related ideas which radiate out from the centre.

How to do a Mind Map - JCU

By focussing on key ideas written down in your own words, and then looking for branches out and connections between the ideas, you are mapping knowledge in a manner which will help you understand and remember new information. Look for relationships Use lines, colours, arrows, branches or some other way of showing connections between the ideas generated on your mind map. These relationships may be important in you understanding new information or in constructing a structured essay plan. By personalising the map with your own symbols and designs you will be constructing visual and meaningful relationships between ideas which will assist in your recall and understanding. Draw quickly on unlined paper without pausing, judging or editing Write down key ideas Some students find that using capital letters encourages them to get down only the key points. Dysnotehowtomindmap.pdf. - brainstorm and mind map online. Visual Understanding Environment.

Cornell_note_taking_151211.pdf. Note Taking Skills.