`Nathan M.

Some nice valuable notes, ya'll! If you're feeling overwhelmed with the research process, it might help to review these; they go over the "big picture" pretty well. - cohenli cohenli

~Caleb Cheng
I like the bits you chose here Caleb! I especially like "Do not plagiarism!" True!


<— from now on the lecture of the day will be posted under the notes

- memeargen memeargen
Great, useful notes Mercedes!



January 19, 2012

(notes from 1:20-1:40) are on audio file. Will post later.

(good job guys -Caleb)

January 23, 2012

Notes for taking Notes

  1. Listen carefully to the introduction (if there is one). By knowing this outline, you will be better prepared to anticipate what notes you will need to take. Decipher this outline by listening for:

    • A topic for each section.
    • Supporting points or examples for the topic.

  2. Copy what's written on the whiteboard, or overhead projector, especially the outline. To make sure that you get everything, get in the habit of skipping words like "the" and "a" and make use of shorthand and abbreviations. Summarize your notes in your own words, not the instructor's. Remember: your goal is to understand what the professor is saying, not to try to record exactly everything he or she says.
  3. Recognize main ideas by signal words that indicate something important is to follow.
  4. Jot down details or examples that support the main ideas. Take down examples andsketches which the lecturer presents. Indicate examples with "e.g." Give special attention to details not covered in the textbook.

  1. Come up with symbols for words used often that you can remember easily.
  2. Take detailed notes if possible.
  3. Draw diagrams for concepts you can't remember easily or don't understand.
  4. If there is a summary at the end of the lecture, pay close attention to it. You can use it to check the organization of your notes. If your notes seem disorganized, copy down the main points that are covered in the summary. It will help in revising your notes later.
  5. At the end of the lecture, ask questions about points that you did not understand.
  6. If (s)he begins to get off topic by telling a story...write it down anyway. Stories help people remember. The story might be related to what you are learning, and may even be on the test.
  7. If it becomes apparent that he or she is trying to stress or emphasize something, be sure to get it down..maybe even a couple times.
  8. Obviously, the teacher/professor will not write down everything he/she says. Listen for key points and important details that are not written down.
  9. When students ask questions, write down the questions and the teacher/professor's answers. This additional information might answer questions you have as well.
Please keep all these things in mind when taking notes in class. We want to have the most effective notes available to us to enhance our learning as much as possible :)

January 25, 2012

January 27, 2012

~Nathan M.

some nice notes here! - cohenli cohenli

January 31, 2012

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