On February 1, 2019, the Writing Center held an Essential College Skills session at the auditorium of the Robert A. Pastor E-Library.
The program’s facilitator, Mr. Nicholas Achoda of the Writing Center, spoke on note-taking and note-making. He explained the importance of these two critical skills and elaborated on why it is important for students to take notes during classes without interrupting their listening or comprehension.
To Mr. Achoda, the different strategies for taking notes include, “being organized, using a shorthand system for quick writing and taking down of main points and noun phrases.” The different types of note-taking methods were also explained. They include the Cornel Method, outline method, charting method, mapping method, and sentence method. A short video on the need for students to always take notes during classes was played. During an engaging question-and-answer session, students benefited further from the knowledge shared.
These free workshops are held every Friday at 11 am, at the auditorium, and they are open to the student community.