Making notes in lectures.

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Making notes in lectures.

Postby DanAu96 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:12 pm

My dyspraxia makes me slow and i have a poor short term memory. sometimes Lectures don't write on the white board and just talk. This makes it very hard for me to take notes as once i start writing I have forgotten what they said and they have moved on to the next thing and i lose the pace and i cannot make notes. I find these lectures particularly hard. Does anyone have experience with this and developed strategies for keeping up?
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Re: Making notes in lectures.

Postby otis_b_flywheel » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:43 pm

It's a long time since I was a student taking notes in a lecture, but I remember the situation all too well. I suppose my main advice would be - don't feel that you have to get down every word the lecturer says. I used to have large gaps in my notes - either because I was day-dreaming at the time [-X or because I didn't understand what the lecturer was saying and therefore didn't see the point of writing it down (I once got accused of having paralysis of the right arm - yes I am right-handed - and the lecturer and I had a kind of staring down match). I then went away and and at my own pace, filled in the gaps using textbooks and additional reading. This is probably a good thing in the long run as you learn to think more independently, and from the lecturer's point of view, it must be pretty disheartening to read their own regurgitated scripts in exam papers!!!
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