I have observe many students who are facing difficulty in doing Note Making/ making Higher Notes and its summarising .So today we are going to discuss every bit of detail about Note Making .We also discuss some useful tips for the same so that one can attempt easily and can improve his outcome with Higher Notes Making skills .
So lets begin….
Firstly lets start with understanding of term “NOTE MAKING” and why it is important ?
USEFUL TIPS TO MAKE HIGHER NOTES
Some useful tips :
FIRST TIP TO MAKE HIGHER NOTES
1. Read or list to the information carefully and note down what is important in small points
Before starting with Note making , it is very important to read the given abstract three to four times .This is done to make things more clear and better understanding. As it is impossible to note down everything . So just write what is important while reading or listening .
NEXT TIP TO MAKE HIGHER NOTES
2. Write mostly key phrases.
Good notes are just jottings. They are mostly key phrases. Underline the main ideas and grasp its main word, Always lok for related ideas and think of common heading for them.Notes should be made in such a way from which we can get complete information.
MOVING TO THIRD TIP
3. Write every line accurately .
Notes are useless if they are not accurate . They are made in such a manner that means the same explained in abstract.What some students do :
For making things easier , they change forms themselves.This change the complete meaning of that line. So what is important to keep in mind is write accurate points always .
If quoted , then quote properly in an accurate manner.
4. Use your own words to write notes.
As far as possible , try to summarise the abstract . All points must be written in your own language. Never copy the same that is given to you. Examiner wants to analyse how you are understanding that topic.
5 . Omit descriptions and full explanation.
It is important to have key points only. There is no use of note making if notes are:
- Contains descriptions like an original text
- Each and every points is discussed deeply
So omit descriptions and fully explanations in your notes. Don’t worry about missing points .
SIXTH TIP THAT ONE MUST REMEMBER TO MAKE HIGHER NOTES
6. Do make use of abbreviations , symbols and numbers.
Proper use of abbreviations is to be done. Use symbols wherever appropriate and convenient. Although in the examinations , use only those one that can be easily recognized . And also use standardised symbols in an effective manner.
7. Keep just the content words
Always remember this point . Don’t make your notes like a garbage full of words. No!
- Just keep content words .Like nouns , verbs, adjectives,etc
- Leave grammer or structural words . Like articles , determiners ,conjunctions ,etc.
Never compromise with clarity of matter that you want.
EIGTH TIP ONE SHOULD FOLLOW TO MAKE HIGHER NOTES
8. Organise notes systematically.
* Make an effective use of space .
* Indent your notes such that they are easy to read.
*Presentation must be impressive .
* Always write a heading or title to your notes .
*Use numbering or labelling to classify your major ideas, sub ideas and minor ideas.
*Always check punctuation use properly .
LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST
9. Revise , update and correction is must
Last but not the least. Revising , updating and correction must be done after each time one go through it. Keep referring to them . Recall , revise and memorise all information.
Hope these tips will help you in better understanding of note making . And now, you can add on few things to your skill of note making.
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