Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Notetaking Tips Having good notes will help you do well on tests. Tests usually cover material that’s been presented in class, so having good notes to study from can definitely improve your test grades. Taking notes helps you pay attention. You can think much faster than anyone can talk. This is one of the reasons your mind sometimes wanders when you are in class. Taking notes helps you stay focused. Why class notes are important Use three-ring notebooks Three-ring notebooks make it easy to insert pages. You can hole punch handouts and put them in with your notes for the day—and if you miss a class, you can insert a copy of the notes where they belong. Recognize important information Since you can’t write down everything your teacher says, you need to be able to identify the information that’s most important. To help you recognize important information, listen for these verbal clues from your teachers: phrases such as“the main point” information that is repeated louder or slower speech Copy what’s written on the board If your teacher takes the time to write something on the board or overhead, then it’s probably something that you need to know and remember. Be a Class Act (continued) 2 Take Good Class Notes Step Tip #1 Tip #3 Tip #2 8