The skills taught in this course are designed to help students record and manage information presented in classroom texts and lectures:

By completing this course, students will be able to:

  • use note-taking tools to take notes for various purposes.
  • gather information to study effectively.

The samples provided in this preview illustrate how these skills are addressed in the Sylvan Advanced Study Skills program.
 

Note-Taking Strategies That Work Skill #1:

Outline from Text

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction on how to create an outline based on a text, Independent Practice lessons provide activities to apply this knowledge, and Skills Application activities prompt students to apply this skill to a school text. All lessons address the following objectives for creating an outline based on a text.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • explain how to use an outline to organize information presented in text.
  • use outlines to organize information presented in text.
     

Note-Taking Strategies That Work Skill #2:

Create Graphic Organizers

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction the purpose and features of various graphic organizers and how each type can be used to record various types of information, Independent Practice lessons provide activities to apply this knowledge, and Skills Application activities prompt students to apply this skill to a school text. All lessons address the following lesson objectives for creating graphic organizers.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • describe the purpose and characteristics of different graphic organizers.
  • use appropriate graphic organizers to record and organize different types of information.
     

Note-Taking Strategies That Work Skill #3:

Graphic Organizers from Lecture

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction on how to use graphic organizers to take notes from a lecture. All lessons address the following objectives for this skill.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify appropriate graphic organizers to record and organize information presented in lectures.
  • use appropriate graphic organizers to record and organize information presented in lectures.
     

Note-Taking Strategies That Work Skill #4:

Cornell Note-Taking

Guided Practice lessons for this skill provide instruction the purpose and features of the Cornell Note-Taking method, Independent Practice lessons provide activities to apply this note-taking strategy, and Skills Application activities prompt students to apply this skill to a school text. All lessons address the following objectives for creating graphic organizers.

By completing these lessons, students will be able to:

  • identify the purpose and characteristics of the Cornell note-taking and study method.
  • use the Cornell note-taking method to record, manage, and study information.