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University of Bedfordshire
Business School
Department of Language &Communication

Academic Skills
LNG 002-0


AFROZA KAMAL NODI Student no. 1227636

A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of International foundation course in Academic Skills in the Department of Language &Communication

May 2013
Note taking
Note taking is a very useful thing to memorise something also it is a learning process itself. However, it is useful when we can write notes in a right way. The aim of this report is to describe what is note taking, how we can take notes and why we take notes also when we should take notes and so on.

What is note taking?
Note taking is a process to write down all key words to help remember the main idea. It is an art to take someone else’s words from their lectures, speeches or from reading. “Note taking means organising your own thoughts ,often creatively, and note taking means summarising someone else’s thoughts, as expressed in a book, article or lecture” (Buzan, 2010).
How we can take notes?
There are several ways of taking notes such as: * Linear patterning * Symbols and Abbreviations * Analysis * Cornell method * Mind map * Structured Lists (numerical/alphabetical)

* Linear patterning: liner notes are usually written in straight lines. Grammar, chorological sequence and hierarchical sequence is also used ( (Buzan, 2010). This is the typical outline format of note taking. * Symbols: These include letters, words and numbers (Buzan, 2010).This is one of the easiest ways of taking notes. Overall 95% people use symbols…...

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