Taking Notes Three Notebooks • History Lecture/Film Notes • Writing and Paper Process • Notes on Readings Why notes? • to help you focus in class • to help you become more aware of your own learning styles and preferences • to help you retain material • to help you study for exams • to help you use readings in papers History Lecture Notes • • • • record major dates record names (spelled correctly) note repeated material note all material on board Writing Process Notes • • • • drafts presented to groups your response sheets for groups your notes on readers’ responses your notes used in preparation of all drafts (outlines, mind maps, lists, etc.) Notes on Readings • quick summary of main points of each reading • important details, names, dates, etc. • connections you make to other readings Evaluation of Notes • We will review your notes periodically during the quarter. • Notes count toward participation grade. • Bring notes with you every day. • Bring notes to instructor conferences. • Good notes can positively influence other grades.