Taking Notes  
Mathematics is a language which is written as well as spoken and read. These lessons encourage the student to WRITE mathematics. Two very different forms of writing are possible with a computer at hand. Each is discussed here because the skills are so different. Your are strongly encouraged to take notes. Here's how. NOTE: No points have been marked on this page for BREAKs. Decide for yourself when to break. 
Thoughts on Pencil & Paper Notes  
COPYING is valuable, particularly if it is something that is new. Copying requires analysis and is demanding because it requires the hand to do an unfamiliar task. Your are hereby formally requested to hand copy each new symbol or expression. You are also formally requested to practice writing the new material until your hand has learned the task. Here's a short task.
SUMMARIZING is valuable, particularly if it is about something new. Summarizing requires analysis and is demanding because it requires the deletion of less important material and restating of important ideas. Your are hereby formally requested to write notes on new material content and to revisit your notes at future times. Here's a short task.
Note: This is no answer key for questions 1  6. 
Computer Notes  
Taking notes is made even easier by the computer. Any word processing package will work for taking computer notes but, I suggest using Notepad®. Here are some thing you should be doing when note taking on the computer.

Reference List  

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