Unit 4: Listening and Note-Taking

Learning Objectives

After you have completed this unit you should be able to:

  • Explain how to take notes during lectures
  • Describe how to take notes from textbooks and other materials
  • Explain verbal, non-verbal, and print clues to help you take focused notes
  • Identify Cornell-style notes
  • Identify and compare other note-taking formats
  • Discuss the importance and value of taking notes
  • Explain Ebbinghaus’ forgetting curve and the rate of forgetting
  • Describe basic strategies for taking lecture notes
  • Discuss the importance of reviewing notes

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