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PURPOSE: Why take notes?

NOTE TAKING   To gather information

  To remember what you learn or find


NOODLE TOOLS AND BEYOND…

  To organize your information

  To prepare for writing a paper

STEPS THINGS TO REMEMBER

  First, find a source   Most articles you find will have MORE THAN ONE
  Then, identify a relevant piece of text (direct useful direct quotation. Don’t just get one and move
quotation) on.
  Next, make sure you can PARAPHRASE the text (put   ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS record
it in your own words). WHY? your BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION RIGHT
  Finally, add your own thoughts, ideas, and
AWAY!
commentary. Explain WHY it is important or
relevant to your topic   If you want to use the EXACT WORDS of the
author, you must give a DIRECT QUOTATION!

WHAT NEXT? SO LET’S PRACTICE

  We will be taking notes using Noodle Tools. You will 1.  Using the text in front of you, choose a DIRECT
get a refresher on using the program next week. QUOTATION you think is relevant and
important.
  Once you have notes, you will ORGANIZE them and
SYNTHESIZE them into a paper. 2.  PARAPHRASE the text. By paraphrasing it, you
ensure that you understand the text.

3.  Now add your own IDEAS, EXPLANATION, and


COMMENTARY.

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NOW PRACTICE ON YOUR OWN

1.  DIRECT QUOTATION

2.  PARAPHRASE/SUMMARIZE

3.  MY IDEAS, EXPLANATION, and


COMMENTARY.

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