TAKING LECTURE NOTES
I. There are many reasons for taking lecture notes.
II. Instructors usually give clues to what is important to take down. Some of the more common clues are:
III. Each student should develop his or her own method of taking notes, but most students find the following suggestions helpful:
SAVING TIME ON NOTETAKING
Here are some hints regarding taking notes on classroom lectures that can save time for almost any student.
Learning to make notes effectively will help you to improve your study and work habits and to remember important information. Often, students are deceived into thinking that because they understand everything that is said in class they will therefore remember it. Write it down.
As you make notes, you will develop skill in selecting important material and in discarding unimportant material. The secret to this skill is practice. Check your results constantly. Strive to improve. Notes enable you to retain important facts and data and to develop an accurate means of arranging necessary information.
Here are some hints on note making.
Cornell Note Taking Method
¥ Use a 3-ring binder
¥ Draw a vertical line 2 inches from the left border
¥ Spend 15 minutes before class reviewing previous notes
¥ Develop questions to ask in class
¥ Attend every lecture
¥ Have the attitude that you will
¥ Come to class
¥ Take Notes
There are 3 important time periods for learning the information in your notes
1. Immediately after class
2. Within 24 hours
3. Over time