The Art of Taking Notes

The average speech rate is 150 words per minute, while our writing ability is limited to about 27 words per minute… No wonder effective note-taking is not an easy exercise! In addition to requiring the ability to write quickly and concisely, it requires concentration, listening, analytical skills and the ability to synthesize. The web is full of standard note-taking models. The most important advice is to adopt a way of doing things that suits you best since it is for yourself that you are writing! Here are some simple tips to help you make the most of this exercise and avoid its pitfalls. Before

There’s no point in running to catch up; it’s better to start on time. Good note-taking starts with being prepared, whether by doing your preliminary reading, checking the lesson plan or familiarizing yourself with the jargon of the subject matter. Good preparation will help you to be in an active listening mode during the course, make connections and be less intimidated by the new concepts.

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