Take note Mel Kinchant Academic Skills Adviser Widening
Take note Mel Kinchant Academic Skills Adviser Widening Participation [email protected] Why? The head is a great place for creativity but a terrible place for storage! Note making
What should you do in a lecture? Why take notes when reading? What kind of notes do you need? What is different at University? Lectures Tutorials/Seminars/Practicals Independent learning Why do we need to take notes? To help us remember what was covered Not everything is in textbooks
To help us revise later Why make notes? Notes act as memory aid Why make notes? Notes act as memory aid Buzan (1999): Without active learning, we forget 98% of
information in just three weeks It actively involves you in the learning process It helps to develop your understanding It allows you to reduce information to a manageable size Notes are helpful when preparing assignments or for exams Note Making Process Before lecture
Useful lecture notes During lecture After lecture Before:
Prepare and tune in Prepare: Advance reading Print off and read the lecture outline (slides or notes) If relevant, read your notes from the previous lecture Look up scientific / technical terms and subjectspecific jargon. Tune yourself into the topic by thinking of questions.
During: Make notes Listen and watch cues, clues and signposts e.g. 'there are four key points here Don't write everything down Key words, phrases, short sentences, abbreviations Annotate handouts Note questions you have Note making improves with practice Lecturer signposting
Framework: Lecturers often say at the beginning of a lecture how they have structured their lecture and what they are going to cover. Dont try to write everything down! Your goal isnt to transcribe your lecturer word for word. kizombaharmony.com Lecturer signposting Pay attention to cues conscious or subconscious. You need to know this, or This will come up in your Repetition is often used to reinforce key points.
Anything said very slowly, so that it can be taken down word for word. If your lecturer starts talking more quickly, loudly or with more emphasis. Lecturer signposting Look out for language that shows relationships between ideas first, second, third especially, most significant, most important, however, on the other hand because, so, therefore, consequently
a possible explanation of this it might be that to clarify Look out for language that signposts direction - later on Im going to talk about - and now Im going to Most students adopt their own abbreviations for note taking &
and ? question mark - a good way to remind yourself to ask about something or look this point up later on therefore
smaller or equal to ~ approximately increase
rapid or large increase decrease rapid or large decrease # number
cf contrast with/cross reference Adapted from The Open University (2013) ct apl D C.I.L.
court appeal defendant contemporary issues in law Adapted from The Open University (2013) Get organised
How do you work best? What note-taking style works for you? Laptop? Mind maps? Planned? Note Making Styles: a) Linear notes
line by line short and structured headings and subheadings abbreviations and key words bullet points highlight key points
b) Mind Mapping Related theme 1 Related theme 2 Central idea Visual Make memorable
Highlightin g Colour Not often used in lectures Good for Reading / organising revision after Top tips
Make notes in your own words Use different methods for different purposes e.g. flowcharts for processes or tables for comparison Organise your notes title, date, page numbers and file them X Don't cram too much in leave room to add in X Dont leave reviewing notes until revision
After: Add value Review your lecture notes You might want to: Edit and clarify your notes Add further information Question some of what you have Add your own thoughts It's not enough just to re-read notes... you have to use them!
Get Ready http://www2.napier.ac.uk/getready/managing_studies/index.ht ml The Open University (2013). Effective note taking. Retrieved from: http:// www.open.ac.uk/choose/unison/develop/my-skills/effective-n ote-taking
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