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NOTE-MAKING. Skim Read. Read the headings and sub headings Read the first paragraph or introduction in full Read the topic sentences (first sentence of the paragraph) Look for keywords Look at illustrations and captions Read conclusion or summaries in full

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Skim read
Skim Read

  • Read the headings and sub headings

  • Read the first paragraph or introduction in full

  • Read the topic sentences (first sentence of the paragraph)

  • Look for keywords

  • Look at illustrations and captions

  • Read conclusion or summaries in full

  • Ask the question “Is this relevant to my topic?”


Evaluating the source

Evaluating the Source


  • Who is the author what are their credentials?

  • Look at the date of publication

  • Who is the intended audience?

  • Is the information presented fact, opinion or propaganda?

  • How well does the work cover your topic?

  • Is the text easy to read?

  • Is it set out logically?



It helps to know how a paragraph structured…….


Each paragraph (other than the introductory ones) is made up of 3 parts.

Note this!

1. Topic Sentence

Main idea, point or argument

Make note of only the important facts

2. Evidence

Details, examples and facts

that support the main idea.

Record the main conclusions the author makes

3. Final Evidence

a summary and explains the connection of this paragraph to the main theme of the article




Notes on ice

Frozen water

Colourless, solid, easily broken

Floats on water

Can crack pipes

Becomes ice at 0oC

Ice

Ice is simply frozen water. It is colourless and solid, but easily broken. Ice floats on water and usually has some air in it. As water turns into ice it expands. This can cause water pipes to crack. The cracks may not be noticed until the ice melts and the water leaks out. Water freezes at a temperature of 0oC.


Note form

Hyena – nocturnal

Only tip of iceberg is visible

Jupiter – 12 year orbit

  • Sentences

  • The hyena is a night hunter.

  • Only the very tip of an iceberg can be seen.

  • Jupiter takes twelve years to complete its path around the sun.


For Rent

A fantastic deal! This apartment has everything a person could want. The two bedrooms are large and sunny – great for plant lovers. There is a living room that was once used as a study by the inventor of the bathtub. You can eat in the huge kitchen. Candlelight dinners are a must in the cozy dinning room. A fully tiled bathroom, designed by Sam of the Ritz completes this palace. The whole thing goes for only $300 a month. Heat costs a little extra, about $100 a month, but only in the winter months Call …….

  • Relevant Information

  • 2 big sunny bedrooms, living room, eat-in kitchen, dinning area, bathroom

  • $300 per month

  • $100 heat in winter

  • Contact ….



Pyramids

When people talk of the pyramids they often think of the Egyptian pyramids. However, pyramids are found both in Egypt, where they are 4-sided triangles with a point at the top, and The Americas (Peru, Hondurus and Mexico), where they look the same but with the top sliced off, making them flat topped.

The Egyptian pyramids were built in about 2700BCE and they were used as tombs for the pharaohs who died. In the Americas they were first built in 1200BCE and were used both as tombs and as platforms for temples and palaces.

The Great Pyramid at Giza, near Cairo is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. An example in Mexico is the Pyramid of the Sun near Mexico City.


4 sided triangles + pointed at top

First built in 2700 BCE

EGYPT

Example: The Great Pyramid at Giza

Tombs for dead pharoahs

Mexico, Hondurus + Peru

PYRAMIDS

Example: Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico City

AMERICAS

Tombs and platforms for palaces and temples

First built in 1200BCE

Flat-topped


Using a flow chart to create and organise notes

Using a flow chart to Create and Organise Notes



Vikings

Warfare

1: Battle Strategy and tactics

2: Weapons and Armour

Viking Life1: Daily Life

2: Religion

etc.



Good research
Good Research

  • Use more than one source

  • Use different kinds of sources e.g. book, internet, etc

  • Use topics and sub-topics

  • Make short, ordered notes

  • Make separate notes from each source using the same headings

  • Write your final piece from the notes

  • Record bibliographic details of all sources used


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