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Taking good notes while reading and during class is an important part of academic success in college. Effective notes can come in various forms, and different note-taking formats should be adopted for different types of texts and subjects. The goal of this assignment is to help you identify a note-taking system that works best for you based on your reading material and the course content.
Step 1: Start with an introduction (7-10 sentences) addressing these questions:
Why is note taking an essential learning skill for college students?
How can you use your notes to improve your academic performance?
Which note-taking format did you choose to complete this assignment? Why? What is your learning style and how does this format match with your learning style(s) (i.e., VARK Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinesthetic)?
Step 2: Choose a chapter (EXCEPT Chapter 2) from the EDUC 1300 textbook for note taking. Then, decide which note-taking format you will use. Choose only 1 of the 4 options below to create 2-3 pages of notes:
Cornell method (https://comprehensionhart.weebly.com/cornell-notes.htmlLinks to an external site.) Be sure to include a summary at the bottom.
Outline method (https://msliewsclass.weebly.com/outline-method.htmlLinks to an external site.)
List method (Click HERE for details)
Mapping method (https://club.noteshelf.net/mind-maps-for-note-taking-verbal-to-visual-approachLinks to an external site.) [Click HERE to see a student example of mapping].
Step 3: Then, specify the title of your selected chapter and produce 2-3 pages of typed notes (Except Chapter 2). Do NOT write verbatim notes. Do NOT simply copy and paste the phrases/sentences from the textbook straight into a document. Instead, take written notes COMPLETELY in your own words. Paraphrase and summarize the major ideas and supporting details of the chapter to demonstrate your understanding of the material.
The set of typed notes created should be thorough, covering all major ideas and the supporting details of the chapter. Your written notes must be typed. If you would like to use another textbook to complete this assignment, prior approval from your instructor should be obtained. Grading is based on how detailed, comprehensive, and well-organized your notes are.