NOTE – TAKING SKILLS

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How important for note-taking?

In university, note-taking is really important to each students.

It is not only can improve your listening but also your writing, reading.

You need to learn how to organize the points that what you take.

At first, it maybe not easily for every student.

After, more practice that can improve your note-taking skills.

What is note-taking?

When you reading or listening  new material, it is not usually easy to make sense of any

information taken out of context.

Note-taking is a good idea .

– see how the main argument fits together

– better comprehend specific pieces of information

– recognize how reasons and evidence contribute to the main idea

Note-taking it has several benefits over simply reading  without making notes:

– Writing involves the motor memory, making it easier to remember information

– Many people find it easier to recall information that is written in their own handwriting

– Selecting what to write, rather than writing everything, means greater interaction with the     material, which helps us to recall it in the future  

Reference:

Cottrell.S (2005) Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument, Saffron House, London

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