In a fast-paced world where information travels at the speed of light, note taking skills can make all the difference between effective and ineffective learning. Students can perform way better if they master the art of note taking. In this regard, I am sharing with you this wonderful note taking workshop prepared by Learning Commons which features the 6 important note taking skills students need to develop together with the different methods of taking notes and concluding with the five Rs.
Note taking skills summarised in the handy acronym LISTEN. Listen stands out for :
- I: Ideas
- S: Summarise
- T: Talk
- E: End
- N: Notes
Lead entails doing course reading ahead of time and being prepared for the lecture topic.
Seize upon main ideas instead of writing everything down.
Summarize the most important information and significant ideas in your own words within 24 hours of each lecture.
Talk to your teacher and classmates to discuss ideas.
End each lesson or lecture by reviewing and summarising notes, identifying any problems that you might need to ask about.
Take down only essential points and listen for signal words or important concepts.