RGASC Note-taking Video Series

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This video series outlines strategic approaches to developing effective in-class note-taking based on empirical research. These short videos focus on improving student note-taking through a discussion of what to do before, during and after lectures. In addition, four generic note-taking systems are introduced.

Note-taking: Before the Lecture

Learn to improve your note-taking by preparing effectively before the lecture. Checkout our 'Note-taking Training - Before the Lecture' video by clicking here and a transcript of the video can be found here.

Note-taking: During the Lecture

Develop a strategic approach to taking the right notes during class by focusing on prioritization of information, abbreviations and effective listening. Checkout our 'Note-taking - During the lecture' video by clicking here and a transcript of the video can be found here.

Note-Taking Systems

  • An introduction to the Cornell method of note-taking. Checkout our 'Note-taking Training - Cornell Method' video by clicking here and a transcript of the video can be found here. Click here for 'Cornell Method Handwritten Example'.
  • An introduction to the Matrix method of note-taking. Checkout our 'Note-taking Training - Matrix Method' video by clicking here and a transcript of the video can be found here. Click here for 'Matrix Method Handwritten Example'.
  • An introduction to the Outline method of note-taking. Checkout our 'Note-taking Training - Outline' video by clicking here and a transcript of the video can be found here.Click here for 'Outline Method Handwritten Example'.
  • An introduction to the Mapping method of note-taking. Checkout our 'Note-taking Training - Mapping' video by clicking here and a transcript of the video can be found here. Click here for 'Mapping Method Handwritten Example'.

Note-taking: After the Lecture

Develop post-lecture strategies to maximize the usefulness of your notes and increase retention. Checkout our 'Note-taking - After the Lecture' video by clicking here and a transcript of the video can be found here.

Note-Taking: Summary

A brief synopsis of the RGASC note-taking training video series. Checkout our 'Note-taking Training: Summary' video by clicking here and a transcript of the video can be found here.