I don’t know about you but when I miss classes and you have to take notes, I would rather not take notes from other people.  I don’t know what it is but having to copy others notes is a bit sketch to me because I’m not sure if the got the really important information down. My note taking is like paragraphs and lists, lists are for when others are talking and the paragraph is  when someone has a lot to say.

How do you take note and are you the same way as me when missing a course?

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  1. I understand what you are saying. It is hard to trust peers when it comes to making up notes, because you can never be in their head and know if they were taking in all the class information that you would personally find significant. Because of this, it somewhat depends on the class. It is much more comfortable copying notes from a peer in a class where the teacher writes exact ideas on the board or a powerpoint. This way information is going directly from the teacher to the student to you. If the class is more discussion based and students are being pushed to be more scholarly by interpreting information from the professor into their own words, then it is more “sketch.”

  2. I disagree. I fully trust my peers. So I would write down what they wrote down. And if I can understand it, great! If I can’t, I simply ask, “What did you mean by this?” or “What was the conversation about when you wrote this down?” If I need to, I’ll write what they have in my own words for me to understand. But usually, I write down what they wrote down and just interpret into my mind.

    • I am glad to hear you trust your peers, Rowtinya. You are right, if we don’t understand something we can always ask. This stems from the idea that when we continue to talk and communicate we create knowledge and learn from each other.

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