Jot Note Taking

Research Topic:

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Information from source
Re-done in own words





Assessing Notes



Underdeveloped
1
Competent
3
Well Developed
5
Relevant to topic
Very few relevant ideas and many irrelevant ideas identified.
Many relevant ideas and several irrelevant ideas are identified.
Almost all the relevant ideas and no irrelevant ideas are identified.
Clear and understandable
Very few of the noted would make sense to someone reading them.
About half of the notes are expressed clearly and with enough detail to be understandable.
All of the notes are expressed clearly and with enough detail to be understandable.
Brief and in point form
Almost all the notes are too long.
About half of the notes could be shortened without any loss of meaning.
All of the notes are written in very brief phrases.
In student’s own words
Almost all of the notes are copied exactly from the text.
About half of the notes are copied exactly from the text.
Everywhere appropriate, notes are in student’s own words.

Critical thinking across the curriculum Emily Carr School, Sept. 20, 2004 Copyright Roland Case, 2004


Jot Notes: (Mr. Thiessen)

  1. skim/scan content
  2. look for main headings and topic sentences
  3. look for bold print, italics and underlining
  4. look for wummaries or questions
  5. highlight what we find