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Taking Notes

1. Having a word for word transcript of a class is the goal of note taking. True or false? False, the goal of note taking is collecting key concepts, main ideas, and supporting details.
2. Three column notes are very effective for mathematics. True or false? True, three column approach if extremely helpful in mathematics.
3. Using supplies that you like, help you take better notes. True or false? True, using a pen you like writing with or ring binder to stay organized are both helpful in note taking.
4. It is most beneficial to finish your homework during class. True or false? False, it is most beneficial to finish your homework assignments before class. It increases your ability to understand lectures and discussions.
5. Taking notes in class and borrowing notes from someone who took them in a class you missed are equally effective. True or false? False, it is important to attend every class in order to take the best notes.
6. It is important to polish your notes within 24 hours. True or false? True, you should make sure your notes are accurate complete and understandable as soon as possible
7. Which of the following is an example of polishing your notes? A. Deleting unnecessary information B. Writing key concepts in the middle of the page C. Correcting misspellings D. A and C D
8. If you are having trouble keeping up with your instructor you should: A. Stop taking notes B. Drop the class C. Record the class D. None of the above C
9. What information should go at the top of your notes? A. The date B. Course name C. Topic of class D. All of the above D
10. Which of the following should NOT be done before taking notes? A. Assemble appropriate supplies B. Prepare a list of questions C. Ask questions D. Be organized C
11. Which of the following is an important key in taking notes? A. Skipping class B. Listen actively C. Talking to your neighbor while the instructor is talking D. Completing your homework during class B
12. Which of the following is not an example of an abbreviation? A. & B. 1st C. W/o D. These are all abbreviations D
13. Write _______ near their related major supporting idea. Minor supporting details
14. Write ______ in the middle of the page. (Concept Map) Key concept
15. Take notes with an _____. Outline
16. Under each main idea, indent if you spaces in record related _______. Secondary ideas
17. Instructors often give ______ before presenting supporting details. Verbal cues
18. Math instructor spin much class time demonstrating how to ______. Solve problems
19. Why is it useful to compare notes? It is important to compare notes in order to get any information you may have missed, and to see whether they may have gotten any different notes than you.
20. If asking a question isn't an option during lecture, what should you do? Write a question in the margin, listen for the instructor to answer the question during class, Visit the instructor during his/her office hours, Look for information in textbook, ask a classmate help, or seek assistance at tutoring center.