Tutorial: how to make organized notes.
- Read the objectives of the lecture. If there aren’t any, flip through the lecture slides and make an outline. This puts into perspective what you need to be learning and what you should get out of this lecture.
- Skim the book to get familiar with how the information is divided compared to your outline or objectives. While doing this, you’ll figure out whether or not you need the extra details from the book. Sometimes the lecture is enough and you could keep the textbook just as a reference to things you don’t get.
- Write down the first objective and flip to the page in the book that has the information pertaining to that objective. Read the lecture slide then refer to the book for details.
- Combine your lecture notes with the textbook information. Do this by rewriting the information in your own words and try to be as concise as possible.
- Keep doing this for every objective. Paste things if it helps.
- Make sure that you’re not just copying information. Use visual aids as much as possible. Put the information in a table, flowchart, diagram, etc.. (refer to this post to see how I make my flowcharts).
- When you’re done with all your objectives, go through the lecture and your notes to make sure you didn’t miss anything.
General tips on how to keep them organized:
- Be systemic. Making objective-oriented notes is one way to do that.
- Use two (or more colors). Color-coding information helps me remember it + it doesn’t look that bad.
- Section your objectives according to the topic. Then make sure that when you’re writing out the information, it’s in a sequence that’s understandable.
Disclaimer: this is the way I’ve been making my notes since I started med school. By no means am I claiming it’s perfect or that everybody should follow it.
Hope this helps and as always, happy studying :)
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The Wilfrid Laurier University is introducing ML101: Harry Potter and Medieval Culture as a new course in the program!
If you are a Laurier student looking for an elective credit, or are looking to make Medieval Studies a combined major or your minor, then this course is for you!
Course Description: Students will explore how the cultural phenomenon of Harry Potter, originating in the immensely popular novels of J.K. Rowling, draws upon, adapts, and/or represents medieval cultural artifacts, beliefs, and practices. Students will also examine how particular attitudes toward the Middle Ages are perpetuated by Harry Potter multi-media, such as film, videogames, board games, theme parks, museum exhibits, fan communities, and fanfiction.
There are approximately 200 spaces in the class, so be sure to reserve your spot as soon as you can register for classes!
The Kickstarter closes in just under 70 Hours!
We’re just under $36 out of $40k, and the clock is running! Help us reach our goal! Help us keep the magic alive!
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Finally got a chance to make our donation to KW Counselling earlier this afternoon!
We were able to donate $200 to KWC from proceeds raised by our Second Annual Marauders’ Art Exhibition, as a part of our LUMOS Campaign.
Students in the ML300 - The Medieval Harry Potter class, and Dr. Renée Ward, along with club members and executives worked tirelessly on this campaign and event, and I couldn’t be more proud! We had so many incredible contributions of art, as well as selfless contributions of time and experiences.
You can find out more about the amazing services offered at KW Counselling HERE.
Remember, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times… If one only remembers to turn on the light.” THE LIGHT STARTS WITH YOU.
A couple of people missing, but here’s to the best executive team I ever could have asked for! Thank you all for all you do and I am so proud of all the achievements we’ve made this year. #wluhpa #harrypotteralliance #hpa
Photocred: Ryan Hueglin
Are you looking for a fun and fulfilling way to get involved on campus? Do you have a passion for social justice? Do you enjoy getting excited about fandoms that you love? Are you looking for a place to share enthusiasm and make lasting friendships?
If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, then you should definitely consider applying for a position on the HPA Executive Team for the 2014-2015 school year! We would absolutely love to have you as a part of our team.
- Co-Vice Presidents
- Financial Executives
- Social Events Executives
- PR Executives
- Administrative Executives
- Graphic Design Executives
Application forms can be found here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ppdbsjonzadt2p9/vrdRzJM1x8
If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Looking forward to seeing your applications!