Teaching Strategies for Note-taking
Many teachers use a two-column note taking strategy when giving notes to students. However, a colleague of mine takes this up a level by adding an additional column. That third column is used for test questions.
Here’s how it works:
The second column is for details that support the big ideas. We might call this evidence, supporting information, references, etc.
In the third column, students review the material in the first two columns and create test questions based on that information.
To create test questions from the material written in the first two columns, students must not only comprehend the information, but determine what’s important. A study based out of the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry, suggested that “student-driven, collaborative assessments can be an important tool for building critical thinking skills