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Research Article

Notetaking Instruction Enhances Students’ Science Learning

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An abbreviated strategic notetaking form.
Strategic notetaking form
 What is today’s topic?                              Page 1
 Describe what you know about the topic.
As the instructor lectures, use these pages to take notes from the lecture.
 Today’s topic?
 Name three to seven main points with details of today’s topic as they are being discussed.
 Summary: quickly describe how the ideas are related.
New concept or terms:
                                    Page 2
Name three to seven new main points with details as they are being discussed.
New concept or terms:
Summary: quickly describe how the ideas are related.
                                    Page X
Name three to seven new main points with details as they are being discussed.
New concept or terms:
Summary: quickly describe how the ideas are related.
                                   Last Page
At end of lecture
Write five main points of the lecture and describe each point.
 1.
 5.
Note: from “The effects of strategic notetaking on the recall and comprehension of lecture information for high
school students with learning disabilities.” By Boyle and Weishaar [17], learning disabilities research and practice.