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Intro to Evernote & PKM
Organizing for Success
Synthesizing Across Notes
Sharing Your Notes
Preparing for Exams
For Graduate Students
Building a Literature Base
Tagging for Scholarship
Notebooks for Academic Writing
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PKB-Based Project Management
Getting the Most fr Conferences
2013 URI Academic Summit
Access a Shared PKB Notebook
1. Before class, try and anticipate what may be presented by your professor during the lecture:
Look at the syllabus
what has been presented in class thus far
review your notes
from last lecture
All three of the above things can be done quickly and easily if all information is stored in one place, such as Evernote
Skim through the readings that are assigned for the lecture topic
section at end of the chapter
at end of chapter
(Sourced from Stanford University's Center for Teaching and Learning)
Practice (during lecture)
with using one of the following note-taking templates during your next lecture class:
The Cornell Method
- A tried and true format for effective note-taking
The Cornell Method
- A slightly different format, but same general ideas as contained in above link
- See bottom of page 6 for explanation of this strategy
3. Within 24 to 48 hours after taking your lecture notes, go back to them and review by using at least one of the following methods:
Summarize key concepts
Using the Cornell Method as a guide, review your notes and summarize the major ideas and concepts covered at the end of your notes
Your summary can be be done in written form or by making a concept/mind map.
Find a friend or peer in your class and set up a time to meet and compare your lecture notes
Or create a shared notebook on Evernote
Take the time to notice the content of their notes
Differences in content
Differences in notetaking strategy (structure, abbreviations, etc)
Write down your observations (an organized, bulleted format is fine). Write a brief, two- to three-sentence reflection about how this exercise helped you think about your approach to note-taking.
Elaborate and Expand:
Are you having difficulty understanding a particular concept? Are you curious about an idea that was discussed in class? Find out more by taking advantage of the wealth of knowledge available via the Internet! There are a wealth of useful and relevant resources that you can access just by doing a Google or other browser search. Yes, you want to make sure the information is valid. Pay attention to the publishing individual, organization, or institution; if there is no reputable author attached to a source that you really like, do more searches until you come up with multiple sources that help to verify the content.
Find at least one source online that provides clarification and/or more information on the concept you wish to know more about.
Use your Webclipper to clip this source into a new note; you can also insert the link into a new note - see Tutorial 5 Capturing information for instructions.
Within this new note (in which you've webclipped your source or pasted the web link), write two to three sentences summarizing the ideas that you find relevant (i.e. that helped to clarify your thinking or enhanced or expanded on the original ideas).
Send this new note (via Evernote) to your instructor.
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