Note-Taking in a
Digital World
Arkansas Business Education Association Annual Meeting
Dr. Paula Ruby
Dr. Ralph Ruby
Arkansas State University
July 29-30, 2014
World’s Best Universities
The world’s top 400 ranked colleges and universities emphasize notetaking as an important study skill encouraging the use of abbreviations,
symbols, and initials as a Note-Taking Shorthand:
http://www.usnews.com/education/worlds-best-universities-rankings/top400-universities-in-the-world
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California Institute of
Technology
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College academic and learning skill centers actively promote the use
of note taking to improve a student's learning capabilities:
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California Institute of Technology
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Note Taking System – mentions five specific note taking systems:
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The Cornell Method
Outline Method
Mapping Method
Charting Method
Sentence Method
http://www.sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl/notetakingsystems.html
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Harvard University
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Note-making is the term used by Harvard for note-taking. The
following are recommendations from the Harvard University
website:
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Harvard - Suggestions for Effective Note-Making
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Taking Lecture Notes - Dartmouth College
Note-Taking Strategies - Stanford University
Lectures and Recitations - Taking Lecture Notes - MIT
Note-Taking and In-Class Skills - Virginia Tech
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http://bsc.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k73301&pageid=icb.page4
16014&pageContentId=icb.pagecontent892873&view=view.do&view
Param_name=notemaking.html
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University of Oxford – Oxford
Learning Institute
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The main aim of note-taking is to record and remember. Good notetaking involves analyzing and organizing the information to build a
better understanding of the subject, and therefore aiding recall. Most
people will take notes to:
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remind themselves of the key points of a
book/article/presentation/speech/lecture or meeting
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record information and/or sources of information for future reference
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build a better understanding of the subject
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summarize and memorize information
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revise for tests or exams
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https://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/media/global/wwwadminoxacuk/locals
ites/oxfordlearninginstitute/documents/pdg/managingyourself/7_notetaking.pdf
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Stanford University
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Getting the most out of college means studying hard and using your
time in class wisely. Make the most of your time in class and out with
an effective note-taking strategy. Make the best use of your class
time by having a note-taking method. The Cornell Note-Taking
System is one that has been proven effective by countless high school
and college students. (Stanford)
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https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/oae/schwab/notetakingstrategies
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Stanford University recommends using abbreviations, symbols and
initials as a note-taking shorthand.
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http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/oae/schwab/notetaking-shorthand
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University of California At Berkley
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NOTETAKING is one way to enhance listening, and using a
systematic approach to the taking and reviewing of your notes can
add immeasurably to your understanding and remembering the
content of lectures. (UC - Berkeley).
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http://slc.berkeley.edu/study-and-success-strategies
• Colgate
University
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It's a simple fact of academic survival - the best students take the best
notes! Notes not only aid comprehension, but they also make learning
active and, most importantly, make study time more efficient,
especially during end-of-the semester review sessions for final exams.
(Colgate University).
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http://departments.colgate.edu/diw/notetaking.html
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Princeton University
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Chances are, you'll take quite a few lecture courses at Princeton. You
can maximize what you learn in and from lecture by following three easy
steps: 1) adopt active listening skills; 2) take clear, effective notes; and
3) review your notes within 24 hours of taking them. (Princeton)
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http://www.princeton.edu/mcgraw/library/for-students/great-notes/
• Utah
State University
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WHY TAKE LECTURE NOTES?
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1. Taking notes aids your comprehension and retention. Researchers
found that if important information was contained in notes, it had a 34%
chance of being remembered (Howe, 1970, in Longman and Atkinson,
1999). Information not found in notes had only a 5% chance of being
remembered.
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http://www.usu.edu/arc/idea_sheets/pdf/effective_note_taking.pdf
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East Central College
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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd
=31&ved=0CB4QFjAAOB4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastcentral.
edu%2Fcommon%2Fassets%2FNoteTakingTips.pdf&ei=MhC-UXJHIuYyASG_IHICQ&usg=AFQjCNF8vlZPe07WDnyW629MFBmV
9W3IXw&sig2=nxU5eu_wq9Cu4mAbqy7AAA
• Western
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Michigan
http://www.wmich.edu/asc/files/NoteTakingTechniques.pdf
• University
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of Texas at San Antonio
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd
=33&ved=0CCsQFjACOB4&url=https%3A%2F%2Futsa.edu%2Ftrcs
s%2Fresources%2FTake%2520Better%2520Notes.ppt&ei=MhC-UXJHIuYyASG_IHICQ&usg=AFQjCNELF6fHuAHK_8g3ZXANDlYv4
1KcsQ&sig2=lItdqYpyKMfkzJkldaf2ZA
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University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg
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http://www.wits.ac.za/prospective/studentservices/ccdu/academicskill
s/11499/note_taking.html
• Dartmouth
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=
37&ved=0CEgQFjAGOB4&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dartmouth.ed
u%2F~acskills%2Fdocs%2Ftaking_notes.doc&ei=MhC-UXJHIuYyASG_IHICQ&usg=AFQjCNFWfVYH3CkH4HaPN_A9GxPr
nNQNqg&sig2=PqMqj_pA7GeZqead1hpskA
• University
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College
of St. Andrews
http://www.standrews.ac.uk/students/academic/advice/studyskillsandadvice/acade
micskills/notes/
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California State University,
Northridge
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Second only to effectively managing one's time, being able to follow
lectures is the most important critical study skill that a student can
have. When you look at the profiles of successful students, there is a
common thread tying them together -- these are students who have
the ability to take comprehensive notes in virtually all classes
regardless of who the instructor might be or what the subject matter
is.
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http://www.csun.edu/~hcpas003/effective.html
• The
Hong Kong Polytechnic
University
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http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/elsc/material/Listening/note-taking.html
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Pleasant Valley K - 12
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Note-Taking
(for Students)
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http://www.pleasval.k12.ia.us/studyskills/studentnote-taking.htm
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