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READING AND MAKING NOTES

PAPERBACK BY GODFREY, JEANNE

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ISBN
9781137402585
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
2ND ED. 2014
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
168 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
29 APR 2014

DESCRIPTION

This practical, pocket-sized guide takes students through the dos and don'ts of making notes and helps them to develop effective reading and note-making strategies. It breaks down the process into clear stages, from understanding assignment titles and fine-tuning sources to using different note-making formats and software. Packed with tips and examples, it will help students to gain confidence in reading for academic purposes and achieve the best marks they can for their work. Its succinct and accessible style makes it an ideal resource for undergraduates and postgraduates of all disciplines. It would also be a valuable text for mature students who are returning to academic study and looking to brush up on their reading and note-making skills.

CONTENTS

PART I: NOW YOU ARE AT UNIVERSITY.- 1. Active Reading and Note-making.- 2. Different Reasons to Read.- 3. Different Reasons to Make Notes.- Summary.- Reading.- PART II: READING FOR ASSIGNMENTS .- 4. What Your Lecturers are Looking For.- 5. Understand Your Assignment Title.- 6. Take Control of Your Reading List.- 7. ...and Go Beyond It?.- 8. Use Reliable and Academic Sources.- 9. Fine-tune Your Selection.- 10. Write Down the Essentials.- Summary.- PART III: DECIDE HOW YOU ARE GOING TO READ.- 11. Three Different Ways to Read.- 12. Plan the Time to Read.- 13. Create the Right Environment.- Summary.- PART IV: UNDERSTAND, QUESTION AND EVALUATE WHAT YOU READ.- 14. Approach the Text Actively.- 15. Find the Key Message.- 16. Make Up Your Own Mind.- 17. Get the Wider Picture.- 18. What to Do if You Get Stuck.- Summary.- Making Notes.- PART V: THE ESSENTIALS.- 19. Why Bother Making Notes?.- 20. Key Features of Effective Notes.- 21. Useful Strategies and Tips.- 22. Examples of Good and Poor Notes.- Summary.- PART VI: MATCH YOUR METHOD TO YOUR CONTEXT.- 23. Different Note-making Formats.- 24. Making Notes from Lectures and Audio-visual Material.- 25. Tools, Technology and Note-making Software.- Summary.- PART VII: MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NOTES.- 26. Review and Rework Your Notes.- 27. Things to Be Careful of When Using Your Notes.- Summary.- Final comment.- Appendix 1.- Appendix 2.- Appendix 3.- Index.