LC Module: Notetaking Repair and Maintenance
GC415-S2 – Notetaking Maintenance – Reflect, Rewrite and Reformat – Summarizing and paraphrasing notes increases long-term retrieval. As directed, individually, with a partner or small group, in a two-step process, Alexa or Instructor will request students to reflect and rewrite their notes by correlating older notes with current notes. Then, correlate the new rewritten notes with a compatible graphic. For example, if you have major concepts with accompanying details, reformat notes into a concept map graphic. To show steps, series, phases, a cycle or timeline, use a flow chart graphic.
GC414-S3 – Notetaking Maintenance Repair Skills – In a three-step process, Alexa or Instructor will direct students, individually, with a partner or small group, to correlate older notes with current notes. Notes will be rewritten by making three columns on a sheet of paper. The columns are labeled topic, key points and any details or examples. Next, students will review the notes by starring concepts, circling terms, underlining key concepts and crossing out unnecessary details. Last, students will use a stack of index cards to create a quiz question on front of each card front, with the answer on the back.
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