Tips & Tools: READING & NOTE-TAKING 📝 💯
- Complete your reading before class. This will help you prepare for the information in the lecture.
- When reading, look for information that stands out. Consider how it fits in with the course themes and make special note of headlines, outlines, sections and terms that are in bold, and summary questions.
- Take an active reading approach. Relate the new information with your prior knowledge, write notes in your own words, and create study questions as you read.
- Go to class and sit up front!
- When taking notes, consider the Cornell Method. This method organizes your notes in a T-shaped model that separates your notes into 3 categories: Keywords, Notes & Summaries. 📌 see photo below!
- After class, review your textbook and lecture notes and pay close attention to what your professor emphasized. Make special note of these sections to help you with midterm and exam preparation.