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Note Taking, Note Building | September 2010 This material is made available with grateful acknowledgment

Note Taking, Note Building | September 2010

This material is made available with grateful acknowledgment to Linda Hecker and colleagues at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.

With Dr. Michael Getty mgetty@wustl.edu cornerstone.wustl.edu

Before Class: WAR!

mgetty@wustl.edu cornerstone.wustl.edu Before Class: WAR! W rite a brief prose summary of previous classes A

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rite a brief prose summary of previous classes

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nticipate learning objectives for this class

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eview major points and concepts ‐‐ And come up with questions!

Abbreviations and Symbols

And come up with questions! Abbreviations and Symbols In Class: NERD! Listen for: N umbers: "First,

In Class: NERD!

Listen for:

Abbreviations and Symbols In Class: NERD! Listen for: N umbers: "First, secondly, finally " E

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umbers: "First, secondly, finally "

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mphasis: "This is important!" Tone, gesture

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epetition: Concepts, terms, examples mentioned twice or more

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efinition: Concepts & terms defined in class or by reference

After Class: 6

to 24 hours

After Class: 6 to 24 hours This Pizza Has Cheese And Dark Sauce T ake Notes

This Pizza Has Cheese And Dark

Sauce

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ake Notes (Already Done)

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ull Out Main Points & Put in Left Column

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ighlight & Write Out Details

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ompare and Clarify with a Study Partner/Group

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sk Questions for Later

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raw Diagrams and Visual Representations

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elf Test: Cover Up One Column & Test Recall of the Other

The Sweat Page!

Lists of terms, concepts, people, events, etc.

Study and Clarificaiton Questions

50 100 Word Summary

Topic and Concept Cards

Questions  50 ‐ 100 Word Summary Topic and Concept Cards Note Taking Workshop with Dr.

Partial Graphic Organizers

Partial Graphic Organizers Sample Short Response Questions  Why can English be seen as an 'accidental'

Sample Short Response Questions

Why can English be seen as an 'accidental' language?

Where did the word 'English' originate and why would that be surprising to most people?

Sample Pages

Shown below are examples of raw notes, revised notes, and a sweat page based on the lecture “The Accidental History of the English Language.”

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