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ERIC Number: ED160001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Students to Make Notes by Machine.
Hebron, C. C. de Winter
The development of a self-instruction package on making notes from reading which was designed for new students at Newcastle Polytechnic in the United Kingdom is described. Notemaking skills involve recognition of topics and topic sentences in a written text, picking out key content words in the text, recognition of key relationships and development of a set of concise nonverbal symbols for representing these relationships, development of a system of notemking (headings, subheadings, numbered or lettered points) and selection among key content and relationship data according to some given criteria. A program for training students in these skills was developed using a tape-slide presentation plus practice material. Tests of the effectiveness of the package involved three student groups: one instructed by machine only with no classes, one taught the same material in a weekly class, and a control group. Results indicate that notemaking is a teachable and testable skill, but the overall results of machine teaching and class teaching are not substantially different. (SW)
Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain; Newcastle Polytechnic (England); Note Taking