ACADEMIC ORIENTATION UK 101
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Brant Breitenberg on Friday October 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to UK 101 at University of Kentucky taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see /class/228126/uk-101-university-of-kentucky in University at University of Kentucky.
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Date Created: 10/23/15
Note Taking a Before notetaking 1 Remember many test questions typically come from class lectures Good notes save time studying amp improve grades 2 Review notes within 24 hours and when waiting for class to start look over your notes from the last class as a mental warmup 3 Be alert for class Sit in front rows b While in class taking notes 1 How do you know what to write Listen for main ideas themes and word cues such as something as obvious as This will be on the exam they re not kidding 2 Listen for repetition E Notice the instructor s interest level Pay attention to what heshe writes on board or overhead 4 Write important ideas UI Be consistent in abbreviation and symbol use 6 Supplement your own class notes with professor s Power Point internet or Blackboard notes if professor posts them Ve139y important Instructor s notes are their notes to help them remember what to say in classd0 not substitute anyone else s notes for your own notes The act of writing notes helps you learn 7 If the instructor talks fast a Write faster be well prepared for class anticipate topics have note paper format ready determine abbreviations and symbols before class b Ask instructor to repeat information c Ask instructor to slow down maybe after class d Fill in gaps after class by comparing notes with someone notepartner e Attend office hours to get details 8 If you zone out leave blank space and fill in later by asking professor or classmate 9 Let go of judgments about the instructor or the lecture style Don t let your attitude get in the way of learning 10 Participate in class Ask and answer questions 0 After taking notes 1 What students do after they take notes determines the difference between the good students and the mediocre students 2 Review notes within 24 hours Research has shown that if you don t review within 24 hours you will lose 70 of what you heard during class If you wait two weeks you ll lose 90 From Your College Experience Gardner and Jewler 2001 It only takes a few minutes within 24 hours to read over notes Why review Reinforce what you learn Review allows time to fill in gaps and to get help right away if you don t understand something Reviewing also allows you to identify important points You will have a jump start on studying for exams You will not be trying to re learn before an exam you ll be reviewing what you have already learned It is important that you understand the material rather than just memorize it 3 Compare notes with a classmate Your classmate may catch information that you didn t and Vice versa Having a note partner to compare notes with weekly is mutually beneficial