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Listening Note-Taking Methods 2

What are listening note-taking methods?

The Curve of Forgetting (originally called The Ebbinghuas Curve) proposes we forget new information rapidly. If you take a lecture for example, many students think that because they understand the content, they don’t need to take notes but this understanding or retention can fall to 40% within just 48 hours. Thus, note-taking is an important skill for recall and review at a future date. 

There are many methods of note-taking and every individual is different but using a variety of techniques can only improve the efficiency of good note-taking. This webpage provides a range of methods (linear, mind map, table and combined) and abbreviations to help students improve this skill.

Listening note-taking methods lesson 2 download

 

 Listening note-taking methods 2 [new 2021]

This lesson is an introduction to abbreviations and note taking using linear, mind map and table methods. The lesson includes four approximately 2-minute lectures and one 8-minute lecture to practice using these methods. Example Time: 90-120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [07.00] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Note-taking methods: ‘abbreviations & symbols’

  • One strategy for taking good notes is to use abbreviations and symbols. What would you use for the following words?

Note-taking methods: ‘linear’

  • One common way to make notes is using a linear method. You can organise your notes using headings, numbers and bullet points. Look at the examples:
linear note taking method

To practise this skill to a mini-lecture, go to the listening note-taking methods 2 download below:

Note-taking methods: ‘mind map

  • Another common method for taking notes is to use a spidergram (mind map). This is a good way to show relationships between ideas. Look at the example:
mind map note-taking methods

To practise this skill to a mini-lecture, go to the listening note-taking methods 2 download below:

Note-taking methods: ‘table

  • Another common method for taking notes is to use a table. This is a good way to show comparison of two things. Look at the example:
table note-taking method

To practise this skill to a mini-lecture, go to the listening note-taking methods 2 download below:

Note-taking methods: ‘combination of linear and table

  • Most of the time we take notes using a variety of different methods. We may start with linear but then we may include a spider gram to show cause and effects or a table to show comparison. Look at the following example:
Note-taking skills listening

To practise this skill to a mini-lecture, go to the listening note-taking methods 2 download below:

Listening note-taking methods lesson 2 download

 

 Listening note-taking methods 2 [new 2021]

This lesson is an introduction to abbreviations and note taking using linear, mind map and table methods. The lesson includes four approximately 2-minute lectures and one 8-minute lecture to practice using these methods. Example Time: 90-120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [07.00] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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Listening note-taking methods lesson download

 

 Listening note-taking methods 1 [new 2021]

This lesson is an introduction to taking notes using a variety of methods. It begins by providing a guide to seven common methods. The lesson includes five 30-second listenings, two 2-minute listenings and one 8-minute lecture to practice using these methods. Example Time: 90-120mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] Video [08.50] / MP3 / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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