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Notation Why are Notes valuable -record most important parts of research materials -provide a permanent authorative written record that can be referred to -organize research and learning skills -helps summarizing the material Note-making Methods 1 Outlining -notepaper index cards or a computer can be used -feature only most important information Steps - record full bibliographic information from the source author title publisher volume page numbers dont use abbreviations write neatly - when noting indicate page reference for the information on the paper or card used -indicate main ideatheme of the note -in point form summarize secondary ideas supporting information or details note subtopics with capital letter and bullet point further informationdetails -number pagescards consecutively for each source -keep work in a folder separated by source with paper clips computer files must be backed up on a disk 2 Webbing -summarizing in a graphic form Steps -place main ideatopic in the centre and underline or circle it -write secondary ideassubtopics with lines connected with the main idea -attach details and supporting information with lines jutting out from the secondary ideassubtopics -dont make the web too complex 3 Point-form Notes Steps -write complete bibliographic form of source on top of pagecard -write the topic on the left and draw a margin under it for later use -place notes and leave space between main ideas or use bullet points -use own words -avoid complete long and punctuated sentences -use abbreviations but be neat and clear Note-Making Forms -Paraphrasing- summarizing -direct quotation- personal commentary 61656Paraphrasing - saying the same as the source does but shorter and in own words accurate but brief 61656Summarizing -shortened version of an original text written in full sentence and paragraph form -summary of the key ideas 61656Direct Quotation -authorative evidence for own work -inform readers of the quality depth and integrity of research Rules -use quotation marks and quote exactly as the
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