Note taking is an essential part of student success. While instructors tend to rely only on oral teaching, the majority of students are visual learners. This means that in order to absorb the message, you should efficiently and accurately document what you hear and see. This module will give you the tools to more efficiently and effectively take notes, no matter what class.
Writing down everything that the instructor says in class would be time-consuming and not the best use of your energy. Knowing what is important is the first step in efficient note-taking.
How do I know what the teacher is saying is something I should write?
Often, instructors will give a number of cues that indicate information is note-worthy. Here are some of those cues: