[Surfnetkids: 28 Aug 2013] Note Taking

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#1. August 28, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I frequently look at a calendar when sitting down to pen my weekly note to you, and just as frequently I have to stop myself from writing,”Wow, can you believe it’s already [fill-in-the-blank holiday].”

So with nary a mention of where-has-time-gone, here’s two resources for September.

Back to School Fun http://www.surfnetkids.com/backtoschool

Rosh Hashanah Fun http://www.roshhashanahfun.com

And a “L’shana tova!” to my Jewish readers.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Note Taking

by Barbara J. Feldman

Note Taking Printable (** for premium members only)

Note taking skills are an important part of learning in both high-school and college. Is your note taking system working for you? Learn how to get the most out of lectures with advice from these college experts.

Alexandria College: Methods of Note Taking
This study skills lesson starts by introducing the Cornell note taking system (with separate areas on your paper for keywords and notes) and offers up mapping and outlining as alternative approaches. “Mapping is a visual system of condensing material to show relationships and importance. A map is a diagram of the major points, with their significant sub-points, that support a topic.”

Berkeley: Effective Note-Taking
“A frequent complaint of students is that they are unable to determine during the lecture what is important and what might just as well be left out. These students may attempt to write down every word uttered by the professor, combining page after page of isolated facts and details but missing a more general understanding of the material, as they are too busy writing to listen.” The Student Learning Center from University of California, Berkeley, offers a solution to this common problem with tips on what to do before, during and after a lecture.

James Madison University: Notetaking
This tutorial from James Madison University presents five common note taking problems and solutions. Included is a step-by-step illustrated tutorial on using the Cornell note taking method to organize your notes and make them easier to understand. Be sure to follow the link to the sample note that is at the bottom of the Cornell Notes page.

… Click to continue Note Taking .

#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Note Taking Printable
Note Taking Wikipedia Printable
Study Skills Printable

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#6. Quote of the Week

“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.” ~~ Charles Dickens ~~ (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) English novelist of the Victorian era. Read about Charles Dickens’ life and work in this short biography.

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