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Active Listening and Note-Taking
Lectures and labs are the heart of the college academic experience, and for students eager to make the most of them, active listening and note-taking are powerful learning tools. This two-section program explains how to create a bulletproof listening/note-taking loop that ensures deeper understanding and better recall. Pre-class reading, in-class participation, and post-class review are stressed. A Cambridge Educational Production. A part of the series Academic Success: Smart Tips for Serious Students.
Notes can be taken in several ways such as outline format and bullet list. For non-linear thinkers, a graphic or picture-type notes, such as mind mapping, could make more sense.
Note Taking and Reference Materials
When taking notes from reference material, note all relevant details about the reference right away. Time management is an effective key for success in school.
Taking notes is one way to improve reading comprehension. Note taking is more effective than highlighting. It will help you remember information and identify important sections.
Examine taking, notes in class, effective listening, and the five R's of note taking.