What is a charting method?
Good note taking comes with practice. The charting method of taking notes is good when you need to place related information into different categories, arrange information in a certain order or when you want to compare the relationships between different ideas.
Mind-Mapping Method for Note Taking. Mind Maps are visual diagrams with lines and pictures that represent ideas and the relationships between ideas. The use of pictures, color, and creativity is encouraged. Mind mapping is about the process of creating the diagram as much as it is about making studying easier.
- Steps to Creating a Mind Map
- Create a Central Idea. The central idea is the starting point of your Mind Map and represents the topic you are going to explore.
- Add branches to your map. The next step to get your creative juices flowing is to add branches.
- Add keywords.
- Colour code your branches.
- Include images.
- A Mind Map is a highly effective way of getting information in and out of your brain - it is a creative and logical means of note-taking and note-making that literally "maps out" your ideas. All Mind Maps have some things in common. One simple way to understand a Mind Map is by comparing it to a map of a city.
- To get you started take a look at the steps in creating a mind map Microsoft word style.
- Open Microsoft Word.
- For starter select a circle.
- Then from the “Insert Menu” click the “Text Box” tab to type in your main theme or main topic inside the circle.
- Right click on the text box and select “Format Text Box”.
The outlining method is perhaps the most common form of note taking used by college students; an outline naturally organizes the information in a highly structured, logical manner, forming a skeleton of the textbook chapter or lecture subject that serves as an excellent study guide when preparing for tests.
- 1. (Education) A method of teaching reading by giving first attention to phrases and sentences and later analyzing these into their verbal and alphabetic components; - contrasted with alphabet method and word method. See also phonics.
- Here are five steps to a strong outline:
- Choose Your Topic and Establish Your Purpose. A lot of writers struggle to define the initial focus for their paper.
- Create A List Of Main Ideas. This is the brainstorming part of the writing process.
- Organize Your Main Ideas.
- Flush Out Your Main Points.
- Review and Adjust.
- An outline is a formal system used to think about and organize your paper. For example, you can use it to see whether your ideas connect to each other, what order of ideas works best, or whether you have sufficient evidence to support each of your points.
Updated: 28th November 2019