Note Taking and Note Making Skills

Only available on StudyMode
  • Topic: Mind map, Writing, Notetaking
  • Pages : 4 (804 words )
  • Download(s) : 1946
  • Published : March 3, 2011
Open Document
Text Preview
TOPIC 4 : NOTE MAKING AND NOTE TAKING SKILLS

If you are able to take and make good notes, you will save time in terms of: Having to look for the original text
Having to look through massive piles of notes just to retrieve the specific information that you need.

1. WAYS OF MAKING NOTES
-depends on the situation and the purpose for note-making
-different ways of making notes :
Annotation;
Outline notes;
Column notes;
Mind maps
Summary notes.

1.1 Annotation
make notes by writing in the margins, underlining facts, highlighting the main points, using question marks, ticks or crosses to show whether you agree or disagree with the points made help you to not only remember the main points, but will also enable you to remember without having to read the text all over again If you do not like writing in the books, you may want to use strips of paper to mark the pages with the notes written on the strips good annotation -when you,revisit the book; you should understand the notes without having to read it again

1.2 Outline Notes
notes are usually sequentially numbered, or headings, subheadings and indentation

1.3 Column Notes
more appropriate for Mathematics and Science

1.4 Mind Mapping

1.5 Summary Notes

2. MAKING NOTES FROM PRINTED MATTER
Understand the objectives, so that notes are more focused on what is important in the topic Read the whole topic and then try to summarise it in a few sentences in your own words -Do not take notes while reading -you will tend to write too much -Use the note-making techniques Leave spaces in between notes, to allow for additions or changes later. Reread the topic and improve on the notes, providing more details Use your own words -help you understand the material better Read over your notes to make sure you understand them

3. TAKING NOTES DURING TUTORIALS

3.1 Preparing Yourself for Tutorials
pre-reading helps you in the...
tracking img