How to take great notes

3 steps
Charity Araujo, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I enjoyed the way note taking was explained in the video, “How to take great notes”. To have 3 steps to return to when taking notes has helped my focus of notes become clear and it is teaching me new tools to better retain the material. Excellent resource!

Great Note Taking!!!
Dawn Frank
Chemeketa Community College , 4000 Lancaster Drive NE Salem OR 97302

The first thing that I learned is that don't write down everything that the teacher is saying. Use different colors to help keep your notes more organization. Also you can try teaching the topic to a classmate. I feel that the best note taking skill for me will be not writing everything down that the teacher say. I never knew that before. I also like the idea of teaching it to another classmate will be helpful.

How to take great notes
Henry Crapser, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I'm always more engaged in learning when it's visual and this is a great video with cool animation and more importantly great information and note taking statistics.

3 steps to better note taking
Dallas Gentemann
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I am so happy I found this video on note taking! I like to think I'm good at taking notes, but then I go back to them afterwards to find information I need and can't find it. I like that in the beginning of this video it gives you statistics on student note taking which is a good insight. The whole point of this video is to teach the 3 step method of note taking.

Step one is to not write facts, but to write conclusions. Step two is to use color. Step three is to review for at least ten minutes after you have taken the notes. I really like the 3 step method because I feel like it simplifies note taking. I always try to complicate it and write down a bunch of information that I think is important at the time but in the end I don't end up using. I like the tip on using color, that way your notes are broken up and easier to read. This video is very useful and I am definitely going to use the 3 step method next time I take notes!

Engaging and Relevant
James Bovee
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Or

I have really been enjoying Watchwellcast's instructional video's. "How to take great notes" is particularly relevant to this class as it not only teaches a note taking method, but it also reinforces previous lessons when giving ways to reinforce the notes mentally. Things like writing different sections in different colors or writing parts in your own words are things we have already learned, but here they give them as examples for their method.

I found the video engaging and approachable. They made their video in a way that made me want to learn it. If you would like to see for yourself you can go to :

How To Take Great Notes
College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This YouTube video gives three easy steps on how to take great notes: 1. Do not write down the facts but rather the conclusions. 2. Use colored pens when writing notes; use one color for questions, one for the answers and one for the conclusions. 3. Spend 10 minutes a day to review the notes; try to teach someone else based on the notes taken.

I found this to be very helpful because I much rather learn from short video clips.Also, I've always tried to write down as many facts as possible and usually miss part of the lecture being taught to me. So the first step was an eye opener for me.


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