There are at least
five methods for taking notes. Each person probably uses
one of these methods, or a combination of them. Each note-taking
method has its advantages and disadvantages.
The five methods are:
The note-taking method
described above works well with the slide presentations used in
class. Powerpoint® slides
in class are arranged so that each topic page (slide) has a
main point followed by a "proof." The main
point, or assertion, represents the "phrase" or short
sentence in the "notes" column. The majority of
the slide, the "proof," may be listed in the example
column, if it's a formula. It also may be listed in the
notes column if it contains some additional significant information.
Below are the two slides from which the first line in the
example notes page above derives its content.
The slide above
indicates the topic, series circuits, and the assertion that
"all loads are in a line." The drawing is used
by the instructor to guide the discussion visually and auditorially
to show that the assertion is true (the "proof").
The slide above
asserts that current is common to all loads in a series circuit
and, again, the instructor uses the schematic to guide the discussion
visually and auditorially to show that the assertion is valid
slide shown above asserts the formula for voltage in its various
forms. The instructor uses a different slide for the proof.
This slide represents how a formula was entered into the
sample notes page above.
slide above is the one that begins to "prove" the
Ohm's Law formulas indicated in other slides. The "notes
column" will likely have just "Figure the Formula,"
and the right column will contain the formula wheel drawing.