Reply To: Struggling with the context part

March 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm #514
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Hi Ian,

Tournevis and Dominik are definitely on the right track (thanks for responding – keep it up!).

Another word similar to context is the word setting. It’s the situation surrounding your note-taking process.

Here’s a brief concrete example from a university student –

Goal: Do well in Chemistry class

Context: In-person classes with a teacher who talks too fast but does fun experiments, and a textbook that’s mostly boring but has decent diagrams.

Process: Bullet-point notes in class, add textbook diagrams to those notes outside of class, then summarize the unit on a big poster before each test.

Outcome: Got an ‘A’ on the final test

Does that help?