Training in note-taking skills: an effective strategy for improving students' learning at the tertiary level

  • OO Akintunde

Abstract

Taking quality notes from lectures is vital to achieving academic excellence in tertiary institutions of learning. This paper focused on the importance of note-taking and the need for training students in note–taking skills. Notetaking skills involving what students should do before, during and after lectures were also highlighted. Some of these skills include sitting in a strategic position, listening actively, selecting what is relevant, recognizing and recording main ideas of lecture, using abbreviations and symbols. It was also recommended that note-taking skills workshops and conferences be organized periodically for teachers and students.

Published
2015-03-04
Section
Articles

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