Module 4; Notes, notes, notes… Why do we take them?

Hey all,

This week’s module was super interactive in way that allowed me to really be hands-on, and take away some new tips. One Thing discussed that I found most useful was the video over note-taking and identifying which key points are important in taking notes during a lecture. A specific skill that I already use is organizing my notes in such a way that I can identify what important points there are later on. This usually works pretty well because when I get a study guide for a particular class I am able to just fill in the gaps. I also love the fact that with this style I can go back and highlight or underline important information. For the future and beyond I will always try to remain open and optimistic when seeking out my resources because it could really help me out.

With myself really wanting to be a health professional, I would advise that those who aspire the same as myself to always keep seeking out the extra resources even when you feel like you don’t need to seek them out. I would also keep in mind that no information is too much information. Hope this helps!

 

Check out these helpful links:

http://u.osu.edu/buckhalter.3/2019/11/11/module-4-notes-n…-do-we-take-them/

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/advice-for-students-taking-notes-that-work.html

 

Module 4; Reading and Study Strategies, a must know !

New Skills!

This week’s module was really helpful at tackling a lot of resources that students may not know about in their journey to have successful study habits and at times self-accountability.  The most useful thing that I learned was that learning does not have to be a “one and done”. There are TONS of resources that you can use that tailor to how you learn in the most efficient way. One specific thing that I was already putting into practice was using flashcard sites as well as organizational apps like google calendar. I strongly emphasize google calendar mainly because it can be easy to lose what you have going on for the day and a calendar can provide you with information such as reminding you which readings, and or assignments that you may have coming up. This especially helps me for the simple fact that I usually forget a lot of things, so having a place to put things into perspective was pretty helpful. I could definitely continue to use these practices described in the module in the future because I plan to go onto graduate school. I could be more strategic about how I study so that way I won’t be wasting as much time. In closing, I would strongly encourage students to really explore how they learn and what actually works best for them because in the end, it will only lead them to be more successful.