Taking Notes and Outlining . Two tools that improve Student Success. Why Take Notes?. To remember important information Study material for future exams Interacting with the material turns information into knowledge It improves your success as a student. When to Take Notes.
Two tools that improve
I. Introduction – topics we are covering today
II. Why Take Notes?
A. remember important information B. study material for future exams
C. turns information into knowledge
III. When to Take Notes
A. textbook B. lectures C. videos and other presentations
IV. What should I write?
A. anything written on the board
B. instructor clues
C. key words and termsD. Don’t attempt to write every word 1. only key points 2. use abbreviations
V. Formal Outline format
A. general outline format
B. Specific example (this one)