Whether you're in a lecture or the library, it's easy to get information overload. Take Great Notes helps you figure out which points matter most, and how to digest information efficiently and effectively.
Identify and set good notetaking habits Take clear concise notes at every study sessionPick the best notetaking method to suit youUse to improve your assignments right away.
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A Super Quick guide to taking the best notes, with tips and strategies to get the most out of every lecture or study session.
Why and What?
Chapter 1. Why should I take notes?
Chapter 2. What are good notes like?
Chapter 3. How do I take notes in a digital age?
Methods of Notetaking
Chapter 4. What is the Outline Method of notetaking?
Chapter 5. What is the Cornell (layout) Method?
Chapter 6. What is the Charting Method?
Chapter 7. What are Visual Methods of notetaking?
Chapter 8. What are Electronic Methods of notetaking?
Notetaking in Context
Chapter 9. How do I take notes of a lecture or lesson?
Chapter 10. How do I take notes from an article or book?
Prof Mal Leicester is Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham where she held the chair of adult learning and teaching. She was responsible for monitoring departmental assessments (criteria and consistency). She marked assignments at all levels both as an internal and an external Examiner and for the work of graduate and postgraduate students and supervised student dissertations and theses in philosophy, multicultural education, moral education, ethical issues and inclusive education.
Previously Mal was Senior Lecturer in continuing education at the University of Warwick. She has been a secondary school teacher, was the county of Avon's advisor for multicultural education and the director of a community organisation in Birmingham.
Mal has written a variety of educational books and papers including, most recently, Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?, a guide for friends, family and professionals.
Dr Denise Taylor is an environmental and wildlife conservation professional with a focus on large carnivores, and in particular wild canids. She was awarded her PhD as a mature student in 2012 in the field of environmental education from the University of Nottingham. Denise has written books and papers on environmental education and canid conservation, and more recently has been involved in education projects on badger conservation in the UK. As an entrepreneur, Denise is the owner and managing director of Bridge PR & Media Services Limited, where she also delivers educational workshops on marketing strategy, and writing content for press and marketing.