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English Study Notes Form 1 English Study Notes Msomi Maktaba All Notes

LITERATURE FORM 1 – LISTENING SKILLS AND NOTE TAKING

TAKING NOTES

 

Hearing is the natural ability of receiving sound waves/message

This is normally involuntary e.g. Noise

Sometimes we hear even if we don’t want to since we care not deaf

Listening is conscious or international attempt to hoar to receive the message deliberately listening involves some skills which can be taught and learn e.g. to get knowledge to carry out Instructions or write notes

 
 

LISTENING STRATEGIES 

-It involves physical and mental alert/awareness 

This brings you mind back when your mind can never concentrate

Sit in a manner that you will see the speaker

-Have desire to listen 

This is a person paying attention on what the speaker is talking about tell the mind that    you want to concentrate

-Develop willingness 

Be ready to receive new information do not ask too much when you are listening

Give a speaker time to speak so as to avoid misinterpretation

-Postponed judgments 

Don’t judge a speaker based on the appearance, dress, language, reputation or speaking style concentrate on what he/she is talking

-Observe 

Careful look at the speaker to identity the corbels dues which will help you to identity important point emphasized force

Focus on speakers points view 

Understand and listen what speaker believes in e.g. Empathy sympathy or tolerant. Predict and ask questions keep you after all the time and ask questions and predict speaker’s next words In cooperation of some stories that are relevant.

 
 

LOOK AS IF YOUR ARE LISTENING 

Sit straight uncross your legs

  
 

AVOID BARRIERS/DESTRUCTION 

Don’t sit with a person who is talkative. Temperature should be hot or too cold. There should not be too much noise

NOTE TAKING 

A good listener is a good note taker.

STRATEGIES ON NOTES TAKING 

Be brief 

Speaker speaks many things at a time so one cannot be equivalent observe speakers facial and gestures expression, Write only enough to represent the idea,

Use abbreviation and symbols 

≥ Greater than

≤ Less than

 
 

No. Number

? Important point

+ Positive

  • Negative

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Use point form when writing points 

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Paying attention to signal words 

These are words which show various points they are useful squad you to take your notes properly.

  • They show contrast e.g. But, however otherwise, yet, despite, in spite, of, although, still, even though, never the less.
  • They show results hence, thus, therefore
  • To show additional – Again, another, more even, furthermore, also, too
  • To summarize – conclude, finally, in short, to sum up, to conclude in brief.
  • To give / show example – for example, for instance
  • To show condition – if, unless, when
  • To show similar – equally, as, like, seems, resemble
  • To show amount – many, most, several and few
  • To show strength – intensively, exactly, indeed, totally, extremely.
  • To show   – basically, without, doubt,
  • To show place – beside, near, adjacent, opposite, over, below, beyond, across.

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