**Listening Steps (Effective Listening (Read Ahead, Prepare to listen…
Prepare to listen before class
Maintain a Positive Mindset
Minimize out of class distractions
Ask yourself questions
What's the speakers Purpose?
Is the speaker credible?
What do I already know about the topic?
Is the speaker using facts or opinions?
How does the speaker's point fit into the bigger picture?
Know how information is presented
Leave plenty of room for additional notes
Review notes soon as possible
Listen for the main ideas
Effective Note Taking
Outline key words
Highlight in textbook
Match Notes With Learning Preferences
Discover your own way to take notes