5. Take Notes

"Real learning occurs when information changes form. Good notes create information ownership."

How to take good notes


Strategies that apply to print and digital sources:
  1. Plagiarism is outright theft of information, ideas, and images. Good notes, together with correct citations, eliminate plagiarism.
  2. TYPES: There are many types of notes and note taking systems, some are very general such as index cards, Cornell notes, graphic organizers, or notebook paper that is folded or labelled. Some types of notes are very specific, such as templates for special projects including flow charts or mind maps, or note sheets can be created for subject areas such as a cladogram for science or a journal for history.
  3. FORMS: The content of notes has many possible forms including keywords, facts and phrases, quotes, and text that has been paraphrased or summarized. All forms of notes require validation through citing because re-SEARCH information comes from someone else, not from you!
  4. Debate: Which is more effective for research or allows better comprehension of information, taking notes by hand or using a digital device? Responses: Psychology Today;   Medical Dailythe Wall Street Journal; and The Best Way to Take Notes;
 Mind map notes
                                             Real Time Note Taking   

                                Note card set up 
                                 Cornell Notes