When attempting note making, keep in mind the attitude of your examiner. He has to check some hundred note makings, all with more or less the same content. Tiring, isn’t it? And boring? Now you will understand when I tell you that they don’t read a word of it.
Here below are certain characteristics of Note Making
Notes should be short and not very long in nature because teachers do not read all of it as a matter of fact. It is written in such a way that it is detailed but also informative and crisp to its points.
Include the important information in brief
The important points should be included and one should be able to differentiate between what’s absolutely necessary and what’s not.
Logically presented in sequence
The data to be represented should be done in a logical and sequential manner. There should be an organic growth to your content and should not be haphazard. It should be chronological and should make sense to the examiner.
Organized appropriately under Heading and Sub Heading
There should be proper headings and subheadings to understand as to what you are going to mention next. As mentioned earlier this counts into a logical and sequential listing of data.
Certain Mechanics should be used in Note Making
a) Use of Abbreviations :
(i) Capitalized the first letter of words: UNO, CBSE, NCERT, etc.)
(ii) arithmatic symbols :
(><, ,¯, \ kg., % etc.)
(iii) Commonly used : (in newspapers, magazines etc.)
(sc., govt., Eng., Sans.)
(iv) Invented: First and last few letters of the words with a dot at the end (edul, poln., pop. mfg.).
(b) Proper Indentation
1. Sub Heading
(c) Make use of words and phrases only. Avoid full-length sentences.
(d) Give appropriate Title. The title may be given at the starting of notes or before summary which is of 3 marks and should not be more than 1/3 of the passages length.
Marking Scheme / Pattern for Note Making and Summarising
1. Notes Heading / Title 1 Mark
2. Abbreviation / Contraction 1 Mark (Minimum four)
3. Sub-Headings (Two-three as per the requirement) along with 2-points.
4. Summary Content 02
(Standard word limit for Summary is 80 words or around 1/3 of the passage)
In case a student uses his/her invented contraction, he/she is required to provide a key for the same as
problem. = problem
- trpnt. = transparent
red. = required
dared. = depressed
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