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Subject: Notetaking_________________ Date:
Semantic map or web
- Can be used to provide an outline of the course, chapter,
- Organized by main ideas and details.
- Can be as detailed as necessary.
- Sequential-- take notes as they are given by instructor or
text in an orderly fashion.
- After class, write a summary of what you learned to clarify
and reinforce learning and to assist retention.
- Can be used as study tool:
- Define terms or explain concepts listed on the left side.
- Identify the concept or term based on its definition
on the right side.
- Can be used to provide a "big picture" of the course, chapter,
- Organized by main ideas and sub-topics.
- Limited in how much detail you can represent.
- Simultaneous - you can use this method for instructors who
jump around from topic to topic.
- After class, you will probably need to "translate" notes
into a Cornell format.
- Can be used as a study tool -- to get a quick overview and
to determine whether you need more information or need to concentrate
your study on specific topics.
There are a couple of ways that you can take notes. The Cornell
method is best when the information is given in a sequential, orderly
fashion and allows for more detail. The semantic web/map method
works best for instructors who skip around from topic to topic,
and provides a "big picture" when you're previewing materials or
getting ready to study for a test.
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