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Workshop on techniques for effective note making and note taking

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 Note taking vs. Note making

Techniques for effective note taking and note making

Workshop Aims and Outcomes

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Aim of Session

This session focuses on why we make notes, the difference between note taking and note making, and the various ways you can produce notes effectively.

By the end of the session you will have:


  • Learnt the difference between note-taking and note-making

  • Considered the value of note-making and why it could help at university

  • Developed an awareness of different note-making styles

  • Tried out a note-taking style and evaluated this in groups

  • An overview of how any note-making style can be made more effective


Outline of Session

  • Class to consider when and why we make notes

  • Explain difference between note taking and making

  • Provide overview of note styles

  • Students to select a style and try it out while listening to 4-minute ‘mini-lecture’

  • Student evaluate the style in groups using poster paper. Feedback to class.

  • Discuss and share tips for note-making.


Workshops Details

Level: Workshop
Length: 60-75 mins
Prerequisites: None
Linked Modules: None
Delivery Method: Face-to-face


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Mark Illman
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University Campus Suffolk
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Neptune Quay
Ipswich IP4 1QJ
01473 338728

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