Notetaking and Study Skills
WVEIS Code 1447
This course is designed to provide students with basic abbreviated writing skills and enables them to take and transcribe notes at speeds appropriate for educational, business, personal use. Students explore reasons for taking notes, ways to listen effectively, and strategies for improving communication and study skills for academic success.
Standard 1: Reading and Writing Abbreviated Writing (1447.S.1)
Read and write the abbreviated writing system. Reading and Writing Objectives Students will: 1447.1.1 Read fluently from textbook plates and homework notes. 1447.1.2 Achieve a minimum reading of 80 words per minute. 1447.1.3 Write the abbreviated language for dictated words, abbreviations, and documents.
Standard 2: Transcription and Dictation (1447.S.2)
Demonstrate dictation and transcription skills. Transcribing and Dictation Objectives Students will: 1447.2.1 Transcribe the abbreviated language from the textbook plates and homework into longhand using appropriate format. 1447.2.2 Transcribe a variety of business documents (memos, letters, outlines) using appropriate format. 1447.2.3 Take dictation for two to three minutes at a minimum of 50 words per minute with 90% accuracy. 1447.2.4 Use the abbreviated language to take notes from lectures. 1447.2.5 Proofread documents for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, number usage, accuracy of content, and clarity of expression.
Standard 3: Note Making Skills (1447.S.3)
Develop sound note making skills that can be applied to education, career, and personal use. Applying Note Making Skills Objectives Students will: 1447.3.1 Practice notetaking skills to process and organize information using the abbreviated writing system. 1447.3.2 Practice notetaking skills from lectures such as the outline format.
Standard 4: Study Skills (1447.S.4)
Develop study skills for academic success. Success in Academic Studying Skills Objectives Students will: 1447.4.1 Refine appropriate listening skills. 1447.4.2 Set goals for learning and review progress in meeting these goals. 1447.4.3 Take notes from reading and study for tests using various methods. 1447.4.4 Review and revise notes. 1447.4.5 Develop skills in organizing and managing work stations, setting priorities for tasks, and making decisions.
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Use notetaking skills to prepare reference cards, note cards, and outlines for research. Organize study materials (notes, handouts, tests, etc.). Demonstrate skill in test-taking techniques. Apply all techniques of effective time management.