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ERIC Number: ED283390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Please Take Note: Teaching Low Level Notetaking.
Stanley, Karen
An introductory course in notetaking for low intermediate students of English as a second language (ESL) is described. The course is designed to give practice in notetaking techniques to college-bound ESI students before they are required to take notes with a competence equal to that of native speakers. The class begins with a discussion of common myths about notetaking versus simple listening, text-reading, or tape-recording. Subsequent activities include a discussion of format or organization; a classroom practice session using a tape-recorded talk, with the teacher taking real notes on the board; teacher-presented talks accompanied by student vocabulary preparation; exercises in discerning main ideas only and then details, accompanied by class discussion; an exercise focusing on abbreviations and partial sentences; writing summaries from notes; and answering questions from notes. Suggestions for making the activities more effective are also given. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual University of South Florida Linguistics Club Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Teaching (6th, Tampa, FL, June 27-28, 1986).