Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech


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What percent of a speech do people typically remember?

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1. Listening and hearing are:

2. Mike really wants to remember the information the speaker is providing. While the speaker is speaking, Mike should:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you see what you know about how to effectively listen and take notes during a speech. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include what the attendee should do during a speech and the difference between listening and hearing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • Percentage of a speech people remember
  • Difference between listening and hearing
  • What the listener should do while the speaker is talking
  • Things to avoid when listening to a speaker
  • Sections on a note-taking sheet

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about listening comprehension in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as listening and hearing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to create a note-taking sheet
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about note-taking during a speech

Additional Learning

To learn more about strategies for taking notes, review the accompanying lesson called Improving your Note-taking Skills: Strategies for Mapping a Speech. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand why you should take notes during a speech
  • Learn verbal cues
  • Discuss listening tips
  • Discuss note-taking strategies