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- An essential skill -
Why take notes?
to ensure plagiarism is avoided
to ensure you understand what you are reading
to ensure you learn effectively
How to take notes
Write down only important things in point form:
Look for key words, highlight them or underline key words. Important things:
dates of events
names of people
points of view
names of events
new, relevant words
More how to...
identify your source immediately after every key point or phrase
add each new source to a list which will become your references - use Citemaker as you go!
ensure all details are kept of each source
put quotation marks around direct quotations - make sure you record the source and page number of the quote.
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