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Taking Notes

Proper way to take notes

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Two categories for taking notes are graphic and ___ Linear
Your instructor might use a verbal cue to hint that you need to know a specific key topic by saying ___ "This component is crucial to understand..."
Your instructor might use a verbal cue before mentioning supporting details by saying ___ "To explain this even further..." They may also use names, dates, definitions, and data
Telling yourself "There's no way I can keep up with this class, I'm just not smart enough", is an example of your ___ Inner Critic.
Telling yourself "I could keep up with this class if the instructor would slow down, it's their fault I'm failing", is an example of your ___ Inner Defender
Some students don't take efficient notes simply because ___ They don't attend class.
Informal Outlines are most effective when instructors have well-organized lectures. True
You should experiment with all of the different techniques of taking notes to see which one yields the best results for you. True
If you record your class then don't worry you can always listen to it later before the exam. False, make sure to listen to your recordings in frequent short segments.
If you have a question you should write it on an index card and bring it to the class or study group. True
If you can't ask a question the instructor during the class or lecture you could ask during their office hours. True
It's better to finish your homework after class. False, completing the homework before class gives you insight about the topic and prepares you to better understand new information, making notes easier to take.
What is the best way to edit your notes? A: Finish partial sentences; clarify unreadable notes; and fill in missing info. B: High-lighting every word so you remember every detail. A: Finish partial sentences; clarify unreadable notes; and fill in missing info.
Which of the two selections displays Active listening? A: "The project is due on the 20th and our hypothesis is due two weeks before, correct?". B: I'm sorry could you repeat what you just said?". A: "The project is due on the 20th and our hypothesis is due two weeks before, correct?".
What are appropriate supplies for taking organized notes? A: Ring Binders B: Highlighters C:Composition books A,B,&C are all appropriate supplies for taking organized notes.
What two criteria are required for creating an Informal Outline? A: Writing a key concept at the top of the page B: Including unneeded information C: Record main ideas at the left of the margin D: Writing an entire paragraph A & C are two required criteria for an Informal Outline
What's true about Concept Maps? A: More organized than an Informal Outline B: Better for students who like to see a visual representation of what they're learning. B: Better for students who like to see a visual representation of what they're learning.
What should you include in your notes? A: Everything the instructor says. B: Concepts, main ideas, & supporting details. B: Concepts, main ideas, & supporting details.
How can you speed up your note taking? To speed up your note taking you can create your own shorthand language. Instead of taking time to write long or common words shorten them to something you understand. Make sure you have a key written somewhere so you don't forget what your writing means.
How can you assess your notes? If you compare your notes with one of your classmates you can realize who was more on topic, judge where you need practice and collect information that you have missed.
Created by: C.S.White