Effective Notetaking (2nd ed)

Being a successful student is far more about being a smart user of effective strategies than about being ‘smart’. In fact it is possible to predict how well a student will do simply on the basis of their use of study strategies.

This workbook looks at the most important group of study strategies — taking notes. Note-taking encompasses many strategies, not simply the obvious ones of how to format your notes, use of headings and highlighting, how to summarise, etc, but also the more complex ones of how to evaluate text to work out which strategy is appropriate, and how to ask the right questions.

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Product details

Formats: Paperback, E-book (pdf), E-book (Kindle), E-book (ePub)
296 pages (original pdf)
Publisher: Wayz Press (March, 2007; Revised: June, 2012)
ISBN:
978-0-473-12561-5 (pdf)
978-0-9876522-4-9 (mobi)
978-0-473-12561-5 (ePub)
978-1-927166-08-6 (paperback)
ASIN: B004J35LQ2 (Kindle)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Making notetaking an effective strategy

PART I: SELECTION STRATEGIES

3. Highlighting important information

4. Headings highlight structure

5. Summaries

6. Graphic summaries

PART II: Connection strategies

7. Understanding connection

8. Elaboration strategies

9. Concept maps

PART III: APPLYING YOUR STRATEGIES

10. Taking notes in lectures

11. Using your notes

12. Learning style and individual differences

13. Choosing the right strategy

Appendices:

Chapter notes

References

Sample Pages from Print edition