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Note Taking Basics. ASC Tamara Taylor Fall 2 2002. Intensive English Language Institute University of North Texas Denton, Texas USA. Note taking is an important part of academic life. To be successful at note taking, you need to Improve your listening skills.

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Note Taking Basics

ASC

Tamara Taylor

Fall 2 2002

Intensive English Language Institute

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas USA


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Note taking is an important part of academic life.

To be successful at note taking, you need to

  • Improve your listening skills.

  • Develop your note taking skills.

  • Be able to use your notes to study.


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Like All Skills

  • Listening and note taking improve ONLY with practice.

  • Practice every day for 5-10 minutes.


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Note taking = Dictation

Note taking is writing complete ideas; dictation is writing complete sentences.


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Examples

Dictation:

History 1002 meets 2 days a week, from 10:00 am to 10:50.

Notes:

Hist 1002

- 2 d/wk 10 – 10:50 am


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Successful Note taking:Listen for KEY WORDS

FACTORS

causes

First - costs

Stages of development

technology

differences


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Successful Note taking:

Use space. Move your hand.

3 keys to green environ

1- educate public

2- improve tech.

3-help incr. demand for

recy.ing

Three keys to green environment – educate public, improve techno., and help increase demand for recycling.


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Use space to show relationships.

Use vertical space.

Use horizontal space.

3 keys to green environ

1- educate public

2- improve tech.

3-help incr. demand

for recy.ing

Gas Use -Factors

Europe U.S

Less good hwys

More $$ cheap gas

More trains auto ind.

+pub transp. oil comp.


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Use headings to organize ideas.

Gas Use -Factors

EuropeU.S

Less good hwys

More $$ cheap gas

More trains auto ind.

+pub transp. oil comp.


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To create headings, use -

  • CAPITAL LETTERS

BOXES

  • underline

  • -- indent below the heading


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Use symbols and abbreviations.

Mr = !

Mrs %

w/ ‹

pop ›

& #  w/o x


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Note complete ideas, not just random words.

  • Pop of UNT pop of TWU

  • 1990 intl st < 2% of UNT st

    BUT now > 9+%


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Get the BIG PICTURE!

What’s the speaker’s main point?

What does he want you to learn?


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In the university--

  • Develop your own style.

  • After the lecture, rewrite your notes ASAP (as soon as possible).


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Change dictation into notes:

Studies on worldwide literacy* rates show that almost 80 percent of the world’s population over the age of 15 is now literate. This includes more women than ever before.

*Literacy = ability to read


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One way to write this info

Studies ww literacy rt = almost 80 % world pop over 15 yrs now literate

+ grtr # of women than bef


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Change dictation into notes:

UNESCO’s study shows a drop in illiteracy from twenty-two and four-tenths percent of the world population in 1995 to twenty and three tenths in 2000.


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One way to write this info

UNESCO’s st shows fr 22.4% ww pop in ’95 to 20.3% in 2000

What important information is missing? What is the decrease in?

The LITERACY rate INCREASED – the drop was in the number of people who CANNOT read – the ILLITERACY rate dropped.


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Another way to write it.

WW literacy rates

- almost 80% of ww pop 15+ yrs - literate

- more women than bef

- illiteracy 1995 2000

22.4% (ww pop) 20.3%


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Remember

  • Use

  • Key words

  • Space

  • Headings

  • Abbreviations and symbols

  • Complete ideas

  • Quantity!


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Remember

  • Get the big picture!

  • Rewrite your notes.

  • Develop your own

  • style and

Practice, practice, practice.


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