OnCourseSS2e Ch03 Essay examples

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On Course
Strategies for Creating
Success in College and in
Life

Chapter 3
Wise Choices in College
TAKING NOTES
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SS 3 | 1

TAKING NOTES: THE BIG PICTURE
• What are the 2 key questions to ask to ensure you are taking effective notes?

What should
I write in my notes? Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

How should
I write that information? SS 3 | 2

CHALLENGES WITH TAKING NOTES
• Make a list of challenges you have experienced while taking notes in class. For example…
 Instructor talks to fast or too slow.
 Instructor wanders off topic or has distracting mannerisms.

• Compare your answers to those listed in On Course.

Robert Anthony

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STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TAKING NOTES
BEFORE TAKING NOTES
• Review the list of note-taking challenges you just created and consider:
What strategies could you implement before taking notes to overcome those challenges?

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STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TAKING NOTES
BEFORE TAKING NOTES
• Having note-taking supplies that work well for you is important. Answer the following questions and decide if you need to modify your supplies for school.
 Have you ever started taking notes with a pen that smeared, wouldn’t write, or made your hand cramp?
 Have you ever taken notes on random pieces of paper, and later you can’t find important notes?
 Have you ever taken notes on a computer only to lose them later because you did not back up your files?

• Create a list of note-taking supplies that will work best for you.

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STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TAKING NOTES:
BEFORE TAKING NOTES
• You now know that Prior Learning, Quality of
Processing and Quantity of Processing are crucial to learning.
Form pairs.
On the next two slides, you’ll see strategies you can use BEFORE you take notes. With your partner, decide which of the three aspects of learning above makes each strategy effective.

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STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TAKING NOTES:
BEFORE TAKING NOTES
• Go over notes from previous class.
Review and recite your notes to remind you what was covered.
• Complete homework before class.
Make neural connections stronger.
Information is already familiar.
• Prepare a list of questions.
Get a deeper understanding of the material. Copyright © 2014 Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Prior
Learning

Prior
Learning
Quality of
Processing

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STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TAKING NOTES:
BEFORE TAKING NOTES
• Eliminate distractions.
Prepare before entering class; get a snack or water, clear your mind.
• Attend every class.
Make sure you are there every day so you don’t get behind.
• Arrive early and get organized.
Find a good seat that keeps you focused. Organize material so you aren't looking for something.
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Quality of
Processing

Quantity of
Processing
Quality of
Processing

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STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TAKING NOTES
WHILE TAKING NOTES
• What strategies could you use if you lose focus during lectures?
 Mark your notes where you “drifted off”. Try to reduce those marks each class.
 Review material where you placed a mark.
 Ask and answer questions to stay engaged.

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STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TAKING NOTES
WHILE TAKING NOTES
• Form pairs.
• Make a list of verbal and visual cues you have observed an instructor say or do to emphasize important information.
• Each pair, join another to make a group of four.
• Each new group of four, compare and combine your lists. Be prepared to share with the class any verbal or visual cues you have identified that can help you recognize important information while taking notes.
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