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1 Academic Support A Division of the Office of Undergraduate Studies

2 The 80% Rules Students spend 80% of class time listening to lectures 80% of what is not noted is forgotten after two weeks

3 Listen; Don’t Just Write You have to be able to listen as well as record notes Listen for understanding, not just to take notes

4 General Note-Taking Tips Separate out reading notes, lecture notes, and homework in your notebook Draw pictures when helpful Record enough so you can remember what was being said Don’t assume you will remember information without writing it down

5 Abbreviations Develop your own personal abbreviations They can be different for each class Three types Common Discipline Specific Personal

6 Abbreviations Common @ & Discipline Specific e - P Personal Anything (make yourself a key as you develop your own abbreviations)

7 Methods of Note-taking

8 How do you take notes?

9 Cornell Method

10 Cornell Setup Set your notes page up like this for the Cornell method It seems like a lot of paper, but the blank spaces will be filled later on

11 The Six “R”s of the Cornell Method Record Reduce Recite Reflect Review Recapitulate Name

12 The First Three “R”s Record the notes in paragraph form in the note-taking area Reduce the paragraphs to key words/key phrases in the cue column area Recite the information from the paragraph notes looking only at the key words/phrases

13 The Last Three “R”s Reflect on the information to come up with your own ideas Review the notes about once a week Recapitulate (summarize) the entire page in a few lines in the summaries area


15 The Charting Method

16 Charting Similar to the Cornell Method Fill in all columns at the same time

17 The Outlining Method

18 Outlining Start with the more general information on the far left Indent as the information is more specific The relationships between the different parts is carried out through indenting. No numbers, letters, or Roman numerals are needed, but can be used

19 Outlining Best for science classes Have to think about what you are writing and make it make sense Make sure that there is enough time to think about the points in the lecture


21 The Sentence Method

22 Sentence Method Write every new point on a different line Number the lines Use when the professor teaches in points without grouping those points Most likely going to have to rewrite notes to be able to understand them much later

23 The Sentence Method Example

24 The Mapping Method

25 Mapping Method Easy to see relationships As things get broken down, they make new levels of the map


27 When to use which method Cornell Any class Charting History Science Mapping Any class Sentence Any class Outlining Chemistry Social Sciences

28 Note-Taking from the Book

29 Taking Notes from a Textbook Read the entire section first then take notes on that section Put the notes in your own words Write only enough detail to understand

30 Notes from the Book When reading use the divisions already present in the book Read one section then take notes on it When marking in the book don’t highlight too much If an entire paragraph is important, put brackets around it

31 SQ3R

32 SQ3R SQ3R – technique to help you grasp ideas quickly, remember and review effectively S – Survey Q – Question R – Read R – Recite R – Review Particularly helpful for studying textbooks Helps you be an active reader

33 Survey Read the Chapter title and headings Read the questions at the end Read the bold terms

34 Question Turn the headings into questions that you can answer later Write these questions down

35 Read Mark the text after you have read the material Highlight only key terms and concepts Read the figures and tables Avoid over-marking Write notes in the margins of the book Highlighting does not equal learning

36 Recite Answer all of the questions you came up with out loud Answer all of the questions at the end of the chapter See, Say, Hear, Write

37 Review Read the summaries of the chapters Read over all of your reading notes Review all notes multiple times

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