- Two minutes is not much time. If you have to think too much
you wonít get much written down.
- Donít write down things you wonít need.
- Take good notes during the video and during class.
Make a star or some other mark next to important ideas as you go.
- Read over the take home problems and see which ones you
find difficult and confusing. Note how many problems are really just different
ways to say the same thing. Bring notes with you to class so you can make sure
to ask questions about the ones you donít understand. When you get an
explanation, write it down where you wonít forget to include it in your
- Donít write down things that you wonít forget. If it
is something simple that you canít forget, use the time to write down
something you may not understand completely or something that you get confused
- Draw pictures if you prefer.
- Write down tricks such as the one for solving pulley
problems by counting supporting ropes.
- Review your reading assignment and notice the main topics
and definitions. Use those and the guided notes page from the video to help
you determine key points.
- If your teacher writes a formula or definition on the board
it probably means you should write it in your notes. Include it in your
journal unless you understand it completely.
- SKIM THROUGH THE CHAPTERíS READING and READ ALL OF
THE TAKE-HOME PROBLEMS THE SAME DAY YOU GET THEM. Do this by reading the first
and last paragraphs in each section and the summary at the end of the chapter.