Listening to Learn: Strategies for Understanding

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When you write a _____, you want to focus on only the main ideas.

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1. When you put information into your own words using specific details and main ideas, it is called a _____.

2. When you are taking notes while listening to your teacher or a speaker, you want to focus on _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this quiz and find out how much you know about learning through listening. Topics include the part of a piece of writing where it's best to focus on main ideas and the term for putting information into your own words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will cover the following:

  • Area of focus when taking notes while listening to your teachers
  • Best approach to asking questions of a teacher after a lecture
  • Good example of a specific question

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of a specific question
  • Making connections - use your understanding of learning through listening and how it's connected to asking your teacher a question after they give a lecture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the word for putting information into your own words using specific details and a piece of writing that focuses on main ideas

Additional Learning

To discover more about learning through listening, check out the lesson called Listening to Learn: Strategies for Understanding. Important points found within this lesson include:

  • Setting up your note-taking before the teacher begins
  • Rewriting your notes to make sure you understand the material
  • Grouping notes in similar topics
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