Note Taking Tips and Outlining
Why is it important to take notes?
SHOCKING STATISTIC! Studies show that students forget 95% of what was taught in class - unless they take notes! On top of that, professors actually TELL you what is on the test during the lecture - why WOULDN'T you want to write it down? Even if you're a "good listener", it's important to at least outline the content of the lecture and jot down what the professor emphasizes. The act of writing, itself, actually helps you stay engaged in learning as well as retain the info.
There are actual SYSTEMS designed for effective Note-Taking. Check em out!
- Cornell Method [PDF] | Cornell Method [JPG]
- Charting Method [PDF]
- Outline Method [PDF] | Outline Style [JPG]
- Concept Mapping [PDF] | Mapping A.K.A. Graphic Organizing [JPG]