2. Think of study skills as a set of tools.
Different jobs require different tools.
◦ For example, you will probably take notes
differently for a Math course and an English course.
3. Why take notes?
Sources of notes?
How do your notes look?
How often do you interact with your notes?
What is the most important part of taking
notes in class?
4. Survey: Listening and Note Taking Checklist
◦ What are you already doing right?
◦ What do you need to improve on?
6. Develop a system of taking notes that works
for you! Some methods are:
◦ Informal Outline
◦ Cornell Method
◦ Mind Map
7. Determine why the information is important.
Choose your seat carefully.
Listen to what is being said.
Look for clues and patterns.
Look and listen for main ideas.
Don’t let your mind wander.
Take notes while you listen.