5. Relating concepts and ideas either with keywords or symbols in the margin is also useful for writing papers later.
7. Keep in mind when choosing to take notes with a laptop over paper and pen: lecture notes tend to be full of little diagrams, sketches, circles, arrows, wavy lines and so on. Either have a laptop equipped with a stylus/a tablet PC, or bring a pen and paper along for back-up.Are you in a class where you find the instructor speaks quickly or there is simply too much information presented to get down? Try Pair Notes?!?!: <br />Pair up with someone in your lecture<br />One member takes notes for half the lecture, while the other listens carefully<br />Reverse roles mid lecture<br />After class, go over notes together to fill in missing points<br />Reduce<br />Step 2: REDUCE<br />80% of material is lost with a 24-hour period if you don’t review<br />Doing reduction quickly after class (10-15 minutes) allows you to:<br />identify the key point while they are still fresh<br />identify concepts you didn’t understand fully (or can’t remember)<br />come up with questions to resolve with you textbook/asking your professor<br />summarize key points (reduce to 1page/week and you only have 13 pages to study for exams!!)<br />Recite<br />Step 3: RECITE<br />Studies show that saying material aloud helps with information retention (Think about where/how you study best? Do you plan for a study routine that optimizes these needs? Do you need to consider a study group?). <br />Reflect<br />Step 4: REFLECT<br />Things to ask yourself:<br />Where does this lecture fit into the objectives of the course?<br />What does this information tell you about the larger world? What does it connect to? <br />Why is this information important? How can it be used?<br />What kind of exam questions could be extracted from this material?<br />Review<br />Step 5: REVIEWWe’ve already said it but again, many people don’t review their notes until the exam is close at hand. Regular review will ensure you know the content and can clear up any questions before it’s too late! <br />Short, sharp reviews work best<br />Review 1: Same day as class<br />Review 2: At the end of the week, compile all of your notes onto one sheet<br />Review 3 & on: Each weekend, review that sheet and ask yourself if anything has changed, or if you see the links between those 13 sheets of paper!<br />Before your exam, review your 13 sheets. Due to your ongoing review, studying will be much less onerous.<br />Your Turn<br />In the text chat area share the step you feel is most important from the 5R method and say why. (See? Reflection and review forces you to engage with the content, recite it back and potentially apply your learning)<br />UBC Learning Commons<br />We’d like to share a few more useful resources with you before ending today. The UBC Learning Commons website has a wide variety of tools available. Here is the link to some of their study toolkits in the chat box http://learningcommons.ubc.ca/get-started/study-toolkits/ captured on this screen shot.<br />I also highlighted the drop down menu for study help where there are links to tutors. <br />The ‘GET TOGETHER” menu lists study group info and tips for finding study spaces.<br />It’s definitely worth exploring the resources on this site if you are interested in any of these and more.<br />You can also refer to your hand-out for more links including additional online learning skills workshops like this one and the Student Services in-person workshops.Ready, Set, Action<br />After tonight’s session, I’d really encourage you to choose a specific note taking method (i.e. could just as simple as scheduling time to summarize and review within 24hrs of each class) and try it for a week or 2. <br />Poll: Learning Outcomes<br />Discuss and debrief as a group (and for the archived session).Stay in Touch<br />If you are comfortable fielding questions after the workshop, you can offer your email in the text chat area.<br />Ask students to complete the online survey. Emphasize that it is a quick 2-3 minute poll survey.<br />Survey http://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1gaec<br />Turn archive OFF!!<br />