004 - Skills

Factual Question

How do I make effective notes from a textbook or article?

Image One - Notes
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https://www.amazon.com/Redi-Tag-Divider-Sticky-Assorted-29500/dp/B00ED3GU1I

Key Terminology

  • Notes

Define the term above by using the link below:

Useful Link




Activity One - Describe

Learning how to take effective notes in class is an important skill to learn, but how do should we take notes? Watch the youtube clip below and write down the advice given about how to take notes.

How to take great notes





Activity Two - Making Notes


Image Two - World Studies. The Ancient World Textbook
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Now you have learnt some key skills about how to take notes in class we are going to put some of them into action. We will be using the 'World Studies. The Ancient World' textbook by Prentice Hall Pages 170 - 173 to do this exercise. We will be working through this as a class and I will be asking for volunteers to read out different sections of the book.

Step One

      1. On a piece of A4 lined paper (not squared) put the holes on the left-hand side and write at the top the title 'The Rise of Greek Civilization'. Then underline the title with a ruler.
      2. I will read aloud the first paragraph.
      3. What was the important point in that paragraph?
      4. Write that important point down as a bullet point on your lined paper.

Step Two

      1. Write the subheading - Minoan Civilisation - on the left-hand side of the page. Underline the subheading with a ruler.