You will be taking notes on what you read on a daily basis for this class. You will have one formal assignment to show that you know how to take good notes, but it is up to you to do this for yourself. Taking reading notes makes remembering easier and makes studying for tests easier. Instructors often give "open book" tests. If you have notes in your book, you will do better on these tests, of course.
Below is a written summary of how to take notes; a PowerPoint we will see in class; a practice "assignment" we will look at in class; your assignment from your IRS textbook--due Oct. 18, Thursday.
Here is how to take effective notes while reading:
· Jot down (or underline) brief phrases that help you understand
· Point out the main idea or important details in obvious ways.
· Place question marks in the margins next to things that you do not understand.
· Circle or mark unfamiliar words and go back and define them--in the margins.
· Write questions in the margins--to later ask in class.
· When information is listed in order, put numbers in front of them
· Place marks next to writing with which you don’t agree or that confuses you.
Below is the Powerpoint shown in class about Annotation:
Annotation Assignment: This is what you turn in--below:
Write reading notes for the last five paragraphs of the dolphin’s excerpt, p 118-119. The instructor will check your work in your book, so you do not need to copy the pages. The point is to show that you know what effective annotation looks like. *Due on Thurs., October 18 in class
*double underlined main idea *single underlined supporting detail *at least one question you "want" answered *circle at least two vocabulary words *write the dictionary definitions of those two vocabulary words in the margins