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  1. Taking Good Lecture Notes Debra St. George

  2. WHY ? • Important asset in test preparation • Need to have the facts to review information

  3. Good Lecture Notes Must: • Indicate main points of the Lecture • Relate detail to the Main Points • Enrich the Content • Present a Neat, Attractive Appearance

  4. HOW ? • Prepare a minimum of 2 hours outside of class for each lecture hour • Know the subject of each lecture before you walk in the door • Look over main headings, key words, tables and figures

  5. Review • Reread previous notes just before class

  6. Rewrite • If notes are messy, rewrite or type them the same day

  7. Space • Leave plenty of space on the notebook page • Write on one side of the paper • Skip lines • Put question marks in margins as a reminder

  8. Be Timely • Review each day’s notes the same day you take them

  9. Shorthand • Develop your own style of abbreviations

  10. Highlight • Underline or use color to highlight important terms

  11. List main topics and subtopics using letters and numbers List main topics and subtopics using bullets or dashes I A. B. 1. 2. ---- ---- ---- Outline

  12. Questions 2 Columns: • Notes on right • Questions or comments on left

  13. Concept Map • Relates key concepts and facts to one another

  14. Book • Take your textbook to class

  15. Audiovisual • Take notes during audiovisual presentations

  16. Signals • Techniques used in class to show students that a topic is important

  17. Make The Notes Your Own