Tag: note taking

How to Paraphrase Your Notes & Learn More

How to Paraphrase Your Notes & Learn More

“Ok, what is gerrymandering?” I asked Kierra. She had stayed after school for extra help before the unit test and I was quizzing her on important terms. Kierra recited the textbook definition of the term back to me. “Right, but put it in your own 

How to Take Faster (and Way Better) Notes

How to Take Faster (and Way Better) Notes

“So, moving onto the next topic . . .” “Wait, Ms P! I’m still writing down what you said a minute ago. Can you go back for me?” I heard this a lot, usually from the same kids over and over again. Some students really 

How to Take Notes from a Textbook the Right Way

How to Take Notes from a Textbook the Right Way

“Ms. P, I didn’t do well on the quiz. I read the book, but didn’t remember stuff from the reading.” “Did you take notes on the reading?” “Nope.” “How come?” “Um, well, I not really sure how to take notes from the textbook. When I 

3 Note-Taking Styles for Students

3 Note-Taking Styles for Students

In a recent post, I discussed strategies for taking effective notes. Notes play a few different purposes. One is the obvious: to record new information. Most students stop after this and never think about the second purpose: use your notes to study for review. For 

How to Take Notes Like a Pro: Upgrade Your Skills

How to Take Notes Like a Pro: Upgrade Your Skills

It was the last class on a Friday afternoon. It was hot in the classroom and smelled like freshman boy. You know, sweat with a layer of Axe body spray over it? Let the whining begin. “Why do we have to write this down? It