Taking Lecture Notes
The Goal: Capture the lecturer's ideas as accurately and fully as possible in the order the ideas are delivered, to allow for analyzing, reflecting and making them your own.
The Reason: To make a record of the lecture to fill the gaps created by the massive forgetting that will take place during and after the lecture.
5 Essential Steps for Mastering Your Notes:
- Record the information
- Reduce the ideas to a key word or phrase in the left-hand margin
- Recite it without looking at it, and if you can't, you don't know it
- Review to get a complete picture of the ideas that were recited
- Reflect by speculating on the implications of the facts and concepts