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Developing note-making skills

This chapter explains that good note-making is an important skill because it not only keeps a record of the information one have found out, but also because it helps them to think about what they have learned. It also explains that one common way of making notes is to divide a piece of paper into two columns with the left hand column taking up one third of the page and the right hand column two thirds of the page. Another widely used method of making notes is to draw a spidergram, which many people find a good way of organising the facts and ideas about a topic. Talk about how good note-making is active rather than passive. Discuss how using abbreviations makes it possible to keep notes shorter. The chapter discusses how one can shorten almost any word to make note-making easier.