Good notes when listening
    

    
    
    


        

Good notes when listening

A student making notes

Making notes

Introduction

The lectures that you attend on your course can provide important information for assignments, exam revision or simply help to extend your knowledge of your own subject. For this reason, it is important that you are able to take good notes while listening to a lecture.

Objectives

In this activity you will explore how to make a good set of lecture notes. You will also identify some useful techniques for taking notes in English while listening.



Activity 1: What makes a good set of lecture notes?

Think about the features that distinguish a good set of lecture notes.

Instruction

Look at each of these statements about good notes and decide if they are true or false. Then read the feedback.

1. Good notes are legible and include a title and date



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Instruction

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