ERIC Number: ED482546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
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Note-Taking Made Easy. The Study Smart Series.
Kesselman-Turkel, Judi; Peterson, Franklynn
This book describes two successful methods of organizing notes (outlining and patterning), providing shortcuts to make note taking easy. Eight chapters include: (1) "There's No Substitute for Taking Your Own Good Notes" (e.g., note taking helps in paying attention and remembering); (2) "How to Tell What's Worth Noting" (criteria for deciding what is worth preserving and aids that put notes into perspective); (3) "How to Organize Notes" (using an outline form, working outline form into a memory clue system, and using patterning to organize notes); (4) "Shortcuts for Note-Taking" (using shorthand for quicker note taking); (5) "Taking Notes from Assigned Text" (learning how to read for a course, how to take notes on non-textbook nonfiction, and learning how to write in one's books); (6) "Taking Lecture Notes" (e.g., listening versus reading, organizing one's tools, and keeping the course outline handy); (7) "Taking Research Notes" (preparing a preliminary outline, listing research questions, and using good note taking tools); and (8) "Taking Minutes of Meetings." The seven appendixes present notes on chapter 1; practice in analyzing information and taking notes on lectures; course outline for "Methods of Note-Taking"; speech outline and speech clue words; shorthand notes on chapter 4; and "Agent X" research questions. (SM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lecture Method, Notetaking, Outlining (Discourse), Research, Textbooks
University of Wisconsin Press, 1930 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711 ($6.95). Web site: http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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