Lesson 3 – C.A.T.S
- Portfolio Assessment.
- Take notes during documentary.
3 Key Methods of Note Taking
- Prose Notes
- Mind Map
- Keyword Notes
- Most detailed out of 3 methods.
- Almost full sentences.
- Headings or numbers.
- Useful for detail.
- Time consuming.
- Not suitable for lectures due to pace.
- Useful for taking notes whilst reading a text in your own time.
- Bullet points (Brief)
- Headings, sub-headings and numbers.
- Useful as triggers.
- Helpful for revision.
- Can use in lectures.
Mind Map and Visual Doodling
- Messy, crazy and hard to read.
- Easy for some people.
- Less professional.
- Good to use for illustrations and planning, in my opinion not for note taking.
- No plagiarism, if taking text use quotations.
- Don’t be too detailed but don’t be too brief. Have an equal balance.
- Don’t miss any key points. Don’t pick up information that you don’t need.
- Make sure your work isn’t cluttered.
- Be neat and organized.
- Use only one side of the paper so things are organized and it will make it easier for when you need your notes in the future.
- Save space for extra information.
- Have numbered pages and date your work.
- Use Bullet Points.