Note-taking: "Order" on the web-site for teachers and learners of English as a secondary language from a German point of view
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Taking notes: order
 
 
1st person's notes 2nd person' s notes
author's/your order è

persons  -

activities -

facts         -         interrogatives 

places      - 

times        -

reasons   -

author's/your order 

- memory

- running thread

- systems (plans / plots / patterns)

e.g. Who did what...

After you have got the main facts out of the text which you have heard or listened it is important for you to find an order to the author's ideas. If it is a well-organized text you needn't find an order yourself, you can keep the author's order. If not you must find a new order yourself.
There are some systems that may help you, for example: persons, activities, facts, places, times and reasons or their interrogatives Who/what does what where when why.
At the same time this may help you to retell the main facts because you have got a running thread


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