Note taking and remembering EQ: How can I best take notes and remember new information?
Good Listening in Class • Be ready! Have your assignments complete. Have a good attitude. • LISTEN and be attentive. • Manage your environment as best you can.
Before Taking Notes • Review the material your teacher is going to cover. • Complete all classwork and homework assignments before class! • Come to class with materials you need.
During Note Taking • Listen for important signal words: • “The most important point…: • “Remember that…” • “What you need to know” • DUH! “This will be on the test…: • Write quickly but legibly. • Write “?” next to what you don’t understand.
After Note Taking • Rewrite your notes so they are clear and more legible. • Find the answers to the questions you noted. • Ask others for clarification (teacher or peers). • Summarize your notes.
Now that it’s written…how do you remember it? • Categories
Now that it’s written…how do you remember it? • Acronyms • ROY G BIV • Acronymic Sentences • My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas • Linking Words • Perspective • The detective got the victim’s perspective of the crime during his interview.
Now that it’s written…how do you remember it? • Flash cards: • Use both sides • Use multi colors • Limit the info on each card • Carry them with you! • Remember to shuffle them often.