ERIC Number: ED245938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Effective Note-Taking: A Guide for Students in the Sciences and Health Professions.
Frierson, Henry T., Jr.; Stevenson, Zollie, Jr.
Techniques for improving the lecture and notetaking skills of students in the biological and biomedical sciences are presented in this guide. These students frequently find the need to re-organize existing notetaking skills because of the vast amount of material that has to be learned and the importance of efficient learning to the process of studying. In addition, learning in the sciences is enhanced by systematically organizing content, by attending to the lecture and textbook, and by practicing or reviewing material in an organized fashion. The guide is divided into three parts. Topic areas in these parts are: (1) basic mechanics of notetaking (considering briefhand, concept headings and words, organizers, and the schedule plan); (2) lecture notetaking (focusing on the notetaking process, outlining techniques, and the key word and summary method for taking and reviewing lecture notes); and (3) text notetaking (considering the process of taking text notes and the seven commonly agreed on approaches). Study questions, review questions, and practical exercises are included. A self-assessment scale is also included to assist in evaluating notetaking strengths and weaknesses. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Note: The readings on cutaneous viral diseases are reproduced with permission of the C.V. Mosby Company and the authors of the text, Synopsis of Pathology (9th ed.).