Practicing Note Taking with Readings

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by John and Belinda Bosley

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by John and Belinda Bosley

Activity

1. Open the following excerpt and download it as a Word document on your computer.

2. Highlight what you think are key terms/concepts.

3. Once you’ve finished, review a sample of the same excerpt with highlights from another reader.

4. Underneath your own highlighted section, write a response to the following questions:

  • Did you highlight more than the other reader?
  • What are the benefits (and drawbacks) of highlighting more?
  • What are the benefits (and drawbacks) of highlighting less?
  • For your own study purposes, do you think you need to highlight more or less?

5. Share-out: Upload your reflection and your highlighted excerpt as a document or screenshot to the comments thread.

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