Presentation on theme: "Two-Column Note-Taking: Making Notes Make Sense A Listen Actively Strategy Presented by Sarah Thomason January 11 & 12, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Two-Column Note-Taking: Making Notes Make Sense A Listen Actively Strategy Presented by Sarah Thomason January 11 & 12, 2010
Some Note-taking Problems Main ideas missing Supporting details missing Items of special importance not flagged Incomplete Messy Word for word attempts Signal words/cues missed
Some Benefits of 2-Column Strategy 1. Teaches something specific to listen for key words signal words specific cues 2. Teaches something specific to do Put key ideas, people, events in left column Put explanation, description, definition, etc. in right column
Benefits, cont. 3.Automatically creates an active review tool Cover information in right column and use left column as prompts Cover information in left column and use right column as prompts Allows for easy scanning of notes to locate certain pieces of information
Signal Words SIGNS: They give directional cues and show relationships between ideas. Numbers or Equivalents Three reasons Two views Variety of consequences Numerous factors Several types
Signal Words: Transitions Addition: first, second, also, in addition, furthermore, next, another, final Time: before, after, simultaneously, first, later Illustration: for example, for instance, such as Comparison: similar, like, both, same Contrast: but, however, even though, different Cause & Effect: because, result, effect, therefore, reason, leads to, consequence
Other Cues “This will be on the test.” “Write this down.” “You’ll see this again.” Writing on the board Handout Repetition Animation Emphasis
Two-Column Note-Taking Model The Two-Column Method of Note-Taking Handouts
Let’s Try It!!! Reading selection taken from The Confident Student, 5 th edition, by Carol C. Kanar, p. 117.
2. focuses attention on speaker ex of focusingnot reading paper attentionwhile listening 3. genuinely interested Characteristics of 1. makes commitment to a good listenerlisten
Most importantBeing genuinely traitinterested ConclusionListening can and should be improved by working at it
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