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Note-Taking Skills
Assessment







Question 1:
Good note-taking skills will help you:
  a.   Remember important lecture information
  b.   Discern which reading assignments to focus on
  c.   Effectively review and prepare for tests
  d.   Retain more information in less time
  e.   All of the above are correct


Question 2:
Students should prepare for a class by:
  a.   Sitting in the back of the classroom
  b.   Previewing the next lecture by briefly reading the textbook
  c.   Neglecting homework assignments as they only cover a previous lecture
  d.   Forgetting to bring the proper materials
  e.   All of the above are correct


Question 3:
An important principle in excellent note-taking skills is to stay focused. Students can enhance their focus by:
  a.   Sitting in the back of the classroom
  b.   Sitting quietly and avoiding answering questions
  c.   Falling asleep during the lecture
  d.   Ignoring their note organization and copy what the professor says
  e.   Participate in discussions


Question 4:
Students can also enhance classroom focus by:
  a.   Thinking critically and avoiding personal bias/preconceptions
  b.   Properly preparing for the lecture by having all required materials, texts, and assignments
  c.   Debating an issue with the professor and other students
  d.   Both A and B are correct
  e.   All of the above are correct


Question 5:
Which of the following are great organization techniques for enhancing note-taking skills?
  a.   Using a 3-ring binder with single-sided loose-leaf paper
  b.   Labeling and dating all lecture notes
  c.   Using different colors and symbols to seperate ideas
  d.   Using abbreviations and shorcuts for in-class time management
  e.   All of the above are correct


Question 6:
Which of the following clues should a student look for during a lecture?
  a.   An instructor's emphasis or repetition of a topic
  b.   Spelling errors in powerpoint presentations
  c.   What other students write down
  d.   The amount of time left in class
  e.   The quantity of holes a student has in their eyelids


Question 7:
When recording information during a lecture, a student should:
  a.   Copy the professors lecture verbatim
  b.   Keep personal opinions, thoughts and questions seperate
  c.   Leave plenty of blank space inbetween ideas
  d.   Both B and C are correct
  e.   All of the above are correct!


Question 8:
The Cornell Note-taking Method requires dividing a note page into three sections. Only one section is completed during a lecture. What are the other two sections?
  a.   A section which includes a list of main ideas for quick reference and a personal interjection section
  b.   A section for repetition of lecture notes and a section for para-phrasing notes
  c.   A section used for diagrams and key-point links and a quick reference section
  d.   A section for questions and a section to draw pictures when you are bored
  e.   All of the above are correct


Question 9:
Using abbreviations is a great technique for combining time management and note-taking skills. What does the following sentence say? The gov't has > @ of $ vs. me
  a.   The government has less pounts of money than me
  b.   The governor makes more money than me
  c.   The goverment is fighting me with greater amounts of money
  d.   The government has a greater amount of money than I do
  e.   A really complex Algebra problem


Question 10:
Which of the following should a student perform AFTER a lecture?
  a.   Re-writing the notes for repetition
  b.   Record ideas, questions, and thoughts that a subject inspires
  c.   Use colors, highlighters, tabs, and seperators to organize and order notes
  d.   Re-read the text-book sections discussed in the lecture for further review
  e.   All of the above