Post – Reading Activities:
Post – Reading Activities:
Method #7: REAP Method (helps the students to make a personal connection and provides them with memory triggers to recall information for later use)
Step 1: Lay notebook flat – divide up the page (in two) and put in the headings Class and the other REAP
Step 2: In class only take notes on the right side of the notebook under the heading Class
Step 3: After class go back to the notes and create a trigger (words, picture or phrase) that may help you remember the class notes
Step 4: After class go to the REAP column and fill in “REAPING THE BENEFITS” – SEE BELOW
R(Relate class notes to own life)
E(Extend material to a world connection)
A( Actualize – how the information might work in the world)
P (Profit – how this idea in your notes helps mankind or the world)
Method #6: SQ3R (good for taking notes from text)
S: Survey – scan through the chapter – pay special attention to bolded words, titles, subtitles, pictures, charts, captions, etc.
Q: Question – Create who, what, where, when, and why questions that you can generate based on the main topics
R: Read – Read the text – if you think of another question – write it down in the question section
R: Recite – Record key phrases or facts that answers the questions created in the Q section
R: Review – do every day up until the test or quiz – review your questions and try to answer them – do orally, written, etc. – whichever learning style works best for you
Method #4: Roman Numeral Method
Title of Topic
I. Major Point #1
a) Minor point a (about the major point 1)
b)Minor point b (about the major point 1)
1. Detail about minor point b
2. Detail about minor point b
II. Major Point #2
a) Minor point a (about the major point 2)
1. Detail about minor point a
Method #5: Sentence by Sentence Method
· Write every fact on a different line and number each sentence.
This works well with a computer software called Inspiration. If you do not have that software program - the method can easily be completed by hand. Incorporate color, key words, images, etc. to produce a visual representation of class information – good idea after you have the class notes. This is a great method for strong visual learners.
See example at website: http://litemind.com/what-is-mind-mapping/)
Method #2: REDW (This method works well for a paragraph which is hard to understand)
R: Read (Read the section to get a basic understanding of some of the material or main idea)
E: Examine (After getting the main idea – look at each sentence – if you understand this sentence - write down the key point. If you DON’T understand the key point – write down any phrases or key vocabulary)
D: Decide (Decide – which words are important and work together – from above list of key phrases / vocabulary)
W: Write (Look at all the words you have written – see if they explain the main idea of the paragraph)
Study Skills: Taking Notes
Many people are not born great note takers. “Practice make perfect” is the motto associated with taking notes. A great habit to get into is to review your notes nightly or to rewrite/reorganize them. There are many methods for note taking and as a learner one needs to practice and fine tune the method(s) that works best.
http://www.redlands.edu/docs/StudentLife/1Five_Methods_of_Notetaking.docx_UPDATED_7-09.pdf (resource below is taken from the above website)
THE CORNELL METHOD
Page # Today’s Date Layout of the page and where to write
Draw a line vertically down your paper, leaving 2 - 3 inches on the left and 6 inches on the right.
This allows you to take notes on the right-hand side of the page leaving space on the left to summarize the main point with a key word or phrase.
Organization of concepts
When the instructor moves to a new topic, skip a line.
Filling in blanks.
If you are not able to completely write down an idea before the instructor moves on to a new topic, fill it in after class - find a notebuddy.
Reviewing and Studying
After class, test your knowledge of the material by covering up the right side of the page, reading the key words, and trying to remember as much information as possible. Then check to see if you remembered it correctly. Also write page and day summaries. – at the bottom of the page
This is a simple and efficient way of recording and reviewing notes – it’s easy for pulling out major concepts and ideas. It’s simple and efficient. It saves time and effort because you “do-it-right-in-the-first-place.”