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Notes Taking

5 R and Mind Mapping

Ashish Pandey
SJM School of Management, IIT Bombay

later recall is difficult .Notes taking is our genuine effort to capture what we listen • Helps us in active listening • Engages our mind. if not more. again –Important points and stress missed –Filtration of key ideas is not possible –Quick overview. partially or wholly • Establishes our connection to the material • Assists in quick mental recall later • Guides detailed study of textbooks • Can Audio/Video Recording Lecture is equally effective? –Takes as much time.

builds memory) . points. relate it to other ideas. summarise in margin (further filter) • Recite: Cover main column. drawings • Reduce: After class. create new • Review: Spend 10 mins every week reviewing notes (Recall.Five-Rs Method of Notes taking listen Divide the page to two columns (1/3 + 2/3): Five R’s: • Record: Main column. questions. recall ideas using summary column • Reflect: Think about the points.

5R Method of Taking Notes .

by definition.. with ideas branching into their subsections. From Wikipedia .Mind Map: Characteristics • Mind maps are. • They generally take a hierarchical or tree branch format.. The visual basis of them helps one to distinguish words or ideas. a graphical method of taking notes. as well as allowing the note-taker to associate words with visual representations hence engages both the parts of our brain. • Mind maps allow for greater creativity when recording ideas and information.

Mind Map: An Example http://satzsrinivasan.blogspot.in/2010/07/mrbrain-part-3mind-mapping-technique.html .

Tony Buzan: Popularised Mind Map .

Mind Map: Boeing .

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