3-Step Note-taking Method

  1. Pre-class Notes

  • Take notes on any advance readings (textbooks, handouts, PPTs, etc.)
  • Write down anything you think is important main ideas, terms, questions
  • This step is crucial as you begin to understand the material on your own (giving it your own context)
  1. In-class Notes

  • Take notes on what your professor is saying, not what it is on the slides (esp. if they are made available to you later on)
  • Confirm your understanding of major concepts and ideas important to course material
  • This should supplement your pre-notes; the professor is an expert in the field, and this should help you cement your understanding of the material
  1. Review 

  •  Dedicate time weekly to reviewing course notes and answering questions
  • Create a (consistent) highlight key so you know what important info there is; this will also help you when you're gathering materials for studying later on
  • By this stage, you've now reviewed (and learned) the material three times and you will retain it better for long-term storage
1. 2/2/2020 pre-class note biology chp. 4 pp 12-45. Eukaryotic Cell (vocab) - Eukaryotic cells are cells tha contain a nucleus and organelles and are enclosed by a plasma membrane. (Example) Organisms that have eukaryotic cells include protozoa, fugi, plants and animals. 2. 2/3/2020 in-class notes. Cell (vocab) - the basic biological unit of living things:  (test note) they can be either prokaryotic or eukaryotic. Mitosis (vocab) - Part of the cell cycle, it is the process by which a cell replicates itself.