Unit 4 Overview–Listening and Note-Taking; Unit Terms
Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening. –Jeanette Winterson
Topics, Objectives, Materials, Terms, To-Do List
This unit covers the following focus points:
- Listening skills, verbal and nonverbal
- Active listening
- Note-taking formats and styles
- How to discern key information from lectures and textbooks for note-taking
- When TO take notes and when NOT to take notes
- How to deal with a fast talker
- How to use notes to review
After you have completed this unit you should be able to:
- Understand how to take notes during lectures
- Understand how to take notes from textbooks and other materials
- Understand verbal, non-verbal, and print clues to help you take focused notes
- Understand and use Cornell-style notes
- Understand and use other note-taking formats
- Student made or downloaded Cornell note-taking forms
- e-book, “How to Learn Like a pro!” (instructor may require some materials to be downloaded)
Terms (These terms also appear in the Glossary of Terms)
NOTE: the definitions are adapted and/or abbreviated from the original.
Sidebar: Information placed adjacent to an article in a printed or Web publication, graphically separate but with contextual connect. Examples: brief biographies, lists of items, resources, etc.
- Complete the exercises, as assigned, in each lesson.
- In face-to-face classes, your instructor may include optional additional activities.