Advice on Note-taking,Reading and Studying in Psy 100

Note taking skills
zachary, College Freshman
Austin Community College, Ceader Park

Before reading a passage make sure you read over the summary at least twice. Then read the passage and highlight key points and words. When taking make sure you write down the main idea in a way to help you understand it more. If you can't make a class, make sure you have a friend in class who you can get the notes from. After receiving the notes, review over them so you can become familiar with the material.

Review, review, review!
Michael Hein, College Freshman
Austin Community College, Austin, TX

Study smart, not long.

Advice given can also be used for general study. Very good key points of how to not stress yourself over review, study and thought process.


During the lectures, copy down points that are presented and make sure that you understand them. Note that a selection of the more important visual material will subsequently appear on the Web site. If there is something you missed or did not understand at a lecture, ask Professor Wall (or the guest lecturer) about it immediately after the lecture if you can, and then correct or complete your notes.

Unless you are one of those very few who can take clear and legible notes during the lecture, it almost certainly will be necessary for you to edit or re-write your lecture notes soon after the lecture (while the material is still fresh and you can still remember your handwritten scrawls). Insert headings, sub-headings, numberings, definitions, and so on, as may be helpful.

It is also more helpful for later recall if you do not wait too long to carry out your first review and study of your notes. Research indicates that retention is greater and less subject to interference if one rehearses material frequently soon after confronting it than if one delays rehearsals until just prior to being tested on the material.

Advice for note taking...
Intercoast College, West Covina, CA

First you gotta read the relevant material before the lectures and take notes on the key points. Then you read and review the relevant material a second time. Then review the material again about a week before the term test and lastly is when you first read a particular chapter always begin by reading the chapter summary two or three times then skim through the chapter looking carefully at some of the key diagrams and pictures and noting the major chapter headings in order to get an overall view of the scope of the chapter.

Studying in Psy 100
Amber Jackson
Intercoast College, West Covina, Ca

Understanding what you are reading and writing is important. When you are studying, make sure that you are pin pointing and writing down the main factor of the information, and pin pointing what is important. Then anaylze what information was given to you and what you researched.

Reading and Taking Notes for Psychology
Patrick Almazan, College Freshman
Intercoast College, West Covina, CA

Read the relevant material material before lectures, noting the headlines, diagrams to get an overview of what the whole chapter is going to be about. Another good strategy is to make sure you attend class and take notes on all the key points of the text. Afterwards rehearse the notes in your head. It's scientifically proven that retention is better if you rehearse the information you've learned because it reinforces in your mind and provides review as well.

Psychology tips
Avery Roseboro, College Freshman
Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis ,MN

I feel like a great study/note taking is directly on some flash cards. Flash cards can help for a fast and quick study to get through the class. Also it helps not to last minute cram especially for a final. Make sure you always attend the test study lecture, that way if you missed anything you can know exactly what's going to be on the test! But most of all, this was a good website.

Advice on Note-Taking
Alexis Kuroski, College Freshman
Austin Community College, Round Rock, Texas

In psychology you learn a lot of things about certain case studies and different types of things related to stress and children and such. Reading a little bit of each section will help with you remembering and understanding the chapters. Don't underline anything until you know what is the important details of that certain section.

Reviewing is very important for remembering what you just read. If you don't Read, Recite , and then review you won't clearly remember everything.

Psy Notes
College Freshman
Austin Community College, Round Rock, Texas

Case studies are not just for entertainment; you will be tested over the concepts.


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