Presentation on theme: "Note Taking Basics. To be successful at note taking, you need to Improve your listening skills. Develop your note taking skills. Be able to use your notes."— Presentation transcript:
Note Taking Basics
To be successful at note taking, you need to Improve your listening skills. Develop your note taking skills. Be able to use your notes to study. Note taking is an important part of academic life.
Like All Skills Practice every day for 5-10 minutes. Listening and note taking improve ONLY with practice.
Note taking = Dictation Note taking is writing complete ideas; dictation is writing complete sentences.
Dictation: Examples History 1002 meets 2 days a week, from 10:00 am to 10:50. Hist d/wk 10 – 10:50 am Notes:
Successful Note taking: Listen for KEY WORDS causes FACTORS differences technology First - costs Stages of development
Successful Note taking: 3 keys to green environ 1- educate public 2- improve tech. 3-help incr. demand for recy.ing Three keys to green environment – educate public, improve techno., and help increase demand for recycling. Use space. Move your hand.
Use space to show relationships. 3 keys to green environ 1- educate public 2- improve tech. 3-help incr. demand for recy.ing Gas Use -Factors Europe U.S Less good hwys More $$ cheap gas More trains auto ind. +pub transp. oil comp. Use vertical space. Use horizontal space.
Use headings to organize ideas. Gas Use -Factors Europe U.S Less good hwys More $$ cheap gas More trains auto ind. +pub transp. oil comp.
To create headings, use - CAPITAL LETTERS BOXES underline - - indent below the heading
Use symbols and abbreviations. Mr = ! Mrs % w/ ‹ pop › & # w/o x
Note complete ideas, not just random words. Pop of UNT pop of TWU 1990 intl st < 2% of UNT st BUT now > 9+%
Get the BIG PICTURE! What’s the speaker’s main point? What does he want you to learn?
In college -- Develop your own style. After the lecture, rewrite your notes ASAP (as soon as possible).
Change dictation into notes: Studies on worldwide literacy* rates show that almost 80 percent of the world’s population over the age of 15 is now literate. This includes more women than ever before. *Literacy = ability to read
One way to write this info Studies ww literacy rt = almost 80 % world pop over 15 yrs now literate + grtr # of women than bef
Remember Use Key words Space Headings Abbreviations and symbols Complete ideas Quantity!
Remember Get the big picture! Rewrite your notes. Develop your own style and Practice, practice, practice.