Table of Contents
2. Making note-taking an effective strategy
Note-taking is a strategy for making information meaningful
The importance of working memory
PART I: Selection strategies
3. Highlighting important information
What highlighting does
What should be highlighted?
4. Headings highlight structure
Do headings help memory?
How do headings help memory?
Learning to use the topic structure strategy
Do some individuals benefit more from headings than others?
Topical summaries and overviews
6. Graphic summaries
Outlines and Graphic Organizers
PART II: Connection strategies
7. Understanding connection
What this means for note-taking
8. Elaboration strategies
9. Concept maps
When concept maps are useful
PART III: Applying your strategies
10. Taking notes in lectures
How taking notes in a lecture is different from taking notes from text
Are there special strategies for taking notes in lectures?
11. Using your notes
Providing a record
Helping you select what’s important
Organizing information / Helping you make connections
Helping you review
Reducing cognitive load
12. Learning style and individual differences
How individual differences affect your strategy
Personal preferences and strategy choice
13. Choosing the right strategy
Assessing the text and the task
Choosing the right strategy
Summary of note-taking strategies
Glossary of terms
Answers to exercises