Note Taking Exercise

Reading iconIntroduction

When you are in a lecture, your lecturer (tutor) is going to ask you to go away and find the answers to a number of questions. You then go to the library to research theses topics and you will possibly need to make notes from the 'library only' based books and resources you find and then put all this together later at home and answer the questions accurately.

The key point of this exercise is can you make notes of the question the lecturer asks and then make notes from a document. To achieve the most from this exercise please follow these instructions in the order they are given to you.

Exercise iconThe Exercise: Step 1 of 3, Making Notes on the Questions

  1. Get a pen and a piece of paper and see how you would take notes on these questions:

    Summarise these questions on a piece of paper.

    Question 1
    Pete Simpson decided he needed to get around more easily and he bought a new car. What is the car and what was the shade of the paint?

    Question 2.
    Justin Brown needed a new car and decided to buy one. How much did Justin Brown spend on the car and where did he buy it?

    Question 3.
    The car was sold at auction after it was stolen. Who sold the car at the auction after the theft and how were the documents obtained?

    Question 4.
    Pete had to wait for the car some time before he received it. How long did Pete have to wait for the car after he bought it and why did he have to wait?

  2. On a separate piece of paper summarise the facts.