ERIC Number: ED207008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Note-Making with T-Notes.
Clark, Elvis G.; Davis, Archie D.
The T-Note system is an easy way for students to take notes, is organized for effective review, and is adaptable because it provides a system for recording five types of information typically presented in the classroom. The student first divides a single loose-leaf notebook page vertically down the middle, and horizontally about one or two inches from the top, creating three areas for recording information. Page numbers, dates, and subjects are recorded in the top portion. Larger ideas or topics are recorded in the left column and further details are recorded in the right column, similar to the major and minor headings in an outline. Technical or key vocabulary are written across the center line with the definitions in the right hand column. When an instructor uses visual aids during a lecture, the student draws the diagram or graph on the left side, with the descriptive terms or labels listed on the right. By using a hole punch, printed handouts can be inserted into the notebook in sequence for more effective review. When reviewing notes, the student can remove the sheets and cover the right hand column, creating a self-test of the major ideas. Each idea can be marked with a plus or minus sign depending on whether the student has mastered the respective information in the right hand column. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Note Taking
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (26th, New Orleans, LA, April 27-May 1, 1981).