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TAKING LECTURE NOTES
BEFORE EACH LECTURE:
  • Read all assigned material.
  • Review notes from previous lectures
DURING EACH LECTURE:
  • Come early and sit in front.
  • Use an outline format or the Cornell System (come to the ASC to learn about this).
  • Listen for cues, such as organizing statements and transition words.
  • Record legibly, including both what the lecturer says and what is written on the board or overhead.
  • Include examples in your notes, as these help with memory.
  • Use abbreviations and omit unnecessary words.
  • Donít rely on recording a lecture or reading someone elseís notes. Take notes in class even if you do record. When you listen to the recording, simply add to you base set of notes.
  • If you miss something, skip a line or two. After class, get the information from a classmate or the instructor.
AFTER EACH LECTURE:
  • As soon as possible after class, go over your notes, summarizing and clarifying.
  • Review notes frequently, both alone and with a study group.
  • Compare your notes to another studentís notes.
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