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van der Meer, Jacques – Teaching in Higher Education, 2012
Note-taking in lectures is often taken to be the distinguishing characteristic of learning at university. It is typically assumed that this is a commonsensical skill that students either have or will learn through trial and error. The data from a research project in one New Zealand university suggest that taking good notes is not a skill that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Notetaking, Performance Factors
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Hilton, John, III; Sweat, Anthony R.; Plummer, Kenneth – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between student in-class note-taking and pre-class reading with perceived in-class spiritual and religious outcomes. This study surveyed 620 students enrolled in six different sections of an introductory religion course at a private religious university. Full-time religious faculty members…
Descriptors: Christianity, Religious Education, Religious Factors, Biblical Literature
Tsai-Fu, Tsai; Wu, Yongan – New Horizons in Education, 2010
Background: The effect of note-taking has been well-recognized by EFL educators. However, little empirical research has been done to investigate combined effects of note-taking instruction and note-taking language (whether in L1 or L2) in an acquisition-poor environment, where English is used as an instructional language yet the audience is…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Listening Comprehension, Notetaking, Language of Instruction
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Crossley, Scott A.; Kim, YouJin – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2019
The current study examined the effects of text-based relational (i.e., cohesion), propositional-specific (i.e., lexical), and syntactic features in a source text on subsequent integration of the source text in spoken responses. It further investigated the effects of word integration on human ratings of speaking performance while taking into…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Syntax, Oral Language, Speech Communication
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Boyle, Joseph R. – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2012
As more secondary students with learning disabilities (LD) enroll in advanced content-area classes and are expected to pass state exams, they are faced with the challenge of mastering difficult concepts and abstract vocabulary while learning content. Once in these classes, students must learn from lectures that move at a quick pace, record…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Learning Disabilities, Notetaking, Advanced Courses
Wilkinson, Gregory Ashley – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Student math achievement continues to be a national, state, and local concern. Research suggests that note taking can improve academic achievement, but current research has failed to report how low achievers might benefit from using note taking during math classes. The purpose of this study was to determine if teaching students structured note…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 7
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Droms, Laura – Dimension, 2013
This study examined the effects of interactive note-taking, a method that relies on student interaction with teacher-provided notes, on student test scores and critical thinking skills in the high-school Spanish classroom. It also examined how interactive notetaking affected students' confidence in note-taking and critical thinking skills and…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Interaction, High School Students, Second Language Learning
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Cartolari, Manuela; Carlino, Paula; Colombo, Laura M. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
This qualitative study explores the uses of reading and note-taking in two pre-service teacher training Social Sciences courses. Data analysis of in-depth interviews with professors and students, class observations and course materials suggested two polar teaching styles according to how bibliography was included in the course and the presence or…
Descriptors: Reading, Notetaking, Preservice Teacher Education, Social Sciences
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Wetzels, Sandra A. J.; Kester, Liesbeth; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G.; Broers, Nick J. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Background: Prior knowledge activation facilitates learning. Note taking during prior knowledge activation (i.e., note taking directed at retrieving information from memory) might facilitate the activation process by enabling learners to build an external representation of their prior knowledge. However, taking notes might be less effective in…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Prior Learning, Investigations, High School Students
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Kurt, Serhat – College Quarterly, 2009
Everyone takes notes daily for various reasons. Note taking is very popular in school settings and generally recognized as an effective learning strategy. Further, note taking is a complex process because it requires understanding, selection of information and writing. Some new technological tools may facilitate the note taking process. Among such…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Notetaking, Learning Strategies, College Faculty
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Hebert, Michael; Graham, Steve; Rigby-Wills, Hope; Ganson, Katie – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Writing may be an especially useful tool for improving the reading comprehension of lower performing readers and students with disabilities. However, it is reasonable to expect that students with poor writing skills in particular, may actually be less adept at using writing to improve their reading skills, and may not be able to do so without…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Notetaking, Writing (Composition), Reading Comprehension
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Hoong, Leong Yew; Guan, Tay Eng; Seng, Quek Khiok; Fwe, Yap Sook; Luen, Tong Cherng; Toh, Wei Yeng Karen; Chia, Alexander; Teck, Ong Yao – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2014
The authors are a team of teachers and teacher educators who are deeply interested in helping mathematically-challenged students improve in their learning of mathematics. In Singapore, depending on their performance at the end of a nationwide Year 6 examination, students are channelled into three ability streams for Years 7 to 10: Express (60%),…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Notetaking, Foreign Countries
Haring, Dana; Kelner, Tom – Educational Leadership, 2021
In this article, Dana Haring and Tom Kelner describe how an NPR article motivated them to look at the issue of computer-based note-taking more closely. This topic piqued their interest because of work they were doing with the 7th graders in their English and social studies classes. One collaborative project their classes work on together…
Descriptors: Action Research, Computer Uses in Education, Notetaking, Middle School Students
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Almaagbh, Ibrahim F. F. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This study investigates the impact of strategic notetaking on English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' academic performance among university students in Jordan. Thus, we hypothesized that there is a significant and positive impact of strategic note-taking on EFL learners' academic performance. To confirm this hypothesis, descriptive research…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Manalo, Emmanuel; Uesaka, Yuri; Perez-Kriz, Sarah; Kato, Masashi; Fukaya, Tatsushi – Educational Studies, 2013
The use of diagrams in learning and communication is generally considered efficacious and an important skill to cultivate, especially among science students. At the same time, previous research has revealed many problems in student diagram use, including a lack of spontaneity in such use, but the extent to which these problems persist into the…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Visual Aids, Engineering Education, Science Education
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