How to Take Lecture Notes

Slash Recall Pattern Notes Taking

Most students at one time or another fantasize about either using a tape recorder or shorthand to capture every word a lecturer says. But in fact, both of these fantasies are unrealistic. In the first place, if you turn on a tape recorder with the intention of listening to the lecture again before the exam, you'll in effect have to double your lecture time. You'll not only spend twenty-five to thirty hours or more in the classroom you'll also have to spend another twenty-five to thirty hours...

How a Slash Recall Can Organize a Shopping List

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Cottage Cheese Bananas Steel Wool Laundry Soap Peaches Cold Cuis lt Shrimp Hamburger Here's another slash recall pattern, which has been a particularly helpful model for law students to use when they're taking notes on their cases. Many of the best law students like to fit all their notes on a case on a single page. And of course, they want the material to be organized as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, though, not every judge who writes an opinion is well organized or logical in...

Whats a Recall Pattern

At the Evelyn Wood program, we prefer to call our lesson notes recall patterns, because their main function is to enable you to organize and then draw easily and efficiently on the material you've taken in during study sessions. The ability to recall is the ability to write or relate orally, in your own words, information that you've gained from what you've read. By this definition, then, recalling is directly tied into the process of remembering. The student who has a good memory, along with...

Your Own Mental Computer Printout Model Slash and Linear Recall Patterns

Thematic materials almost any plot- or idea-centered material following a progressive or growth pattern. Thematic materials almost any plot- or idea-centered material following a progressive or growth pattern. Logical pattern of writing. Many text-and casebooks. Logical pattern of writing. Many text-and casebooks. REMEMBER EVERYTHING YOU READ Model Radial Recall Patterns Material with one or two main ideas or centers of attention. Material with one or two main ideas or centers of attention....

The Evelyn Wood Stoty

Evelyn Wood began her career as a counselor for girls at a high school in Salt Lake City. As it happened, none of the youngsters she was trying to help could read well, and good reading seemed the key to getting them back on track in their studies. So Evelyn established a remedial reading program. That program was quite successful, but she wanted to do more. She was especially interested in finding ways that students could read beyond what many experts then regarded as the outer limit of...

The Foundations of Layered Reading

To understand how the Multiple Reading Process, or layering technique, works, it's important to recognize four basic principles on which this concept is based Principle 1 You must learn to see and accept words and phrases out of their normal expectancy order. To illustrate, suppose you divide this page in half, drawing a vertical line from top to bottom. Then, assume that you subdivide it crosswise. Imagine a series of about four or five parallel horizontal lines across the page, from the top...