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Quick Tips for Lecture Notes

  • Prepare ahead of class by reading assignments

  • Use a standard-sized binder with ample paper and pockets for handouts

  • Bring several pencils

  • Date and number EVERY page of your lecture notes

  • Use a method that leaves white space for later reflection and revision

  • Listen for important details within the lecture

  • Review and edit your notes soon after class

Check these sites for more Lecture Notes Tips

Lecture Notes


A Notetaking Self-Assessment

Taking Lecture Notes

The Cornell Method; The Outline Method; The Mapping Method ; The Charting Method and The Sentence Method

Taking Notes: Before-During-After Classes

How to recall more information from your lectures through active listening and purposeful notetaking

Notetaking is the primary means of sorting, organizing, and processing material

Recognize differences in organizational style: Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning

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