Putting thoughts into words can be quite challenging for many learners. In this week long workshop, we will focus on HOW to take notes and learn about various methods, practical strategies, and time-saving tips for this valuable skill set. Be prepared to see note taking in a whole new way!
Often students are expected to take notes in class without knowing HOW to take notes. The goal for this class is for students to see note taking as a necessary skill set that supports their learning now and throughout their educational journey.
Establishing these critical habits strengthens their investment in their education and bolsters their confidence.
In this introductory class, we will discuss note taking as a resource that make learning more effective, saving them time and energy.
Students will be introduced to four different methods and learn how to “customize” their notes in a way that works for them.
With slides to supplement a lecture, together, we will go through the process every day of taking notes using one of these methods.
Day 1: Cornell
Day 2: Mind Mapping
Day 3: Outlining
Day 4: Charting
Students should come to class with paper, pencil, erasers, rulers, and several colored gel pens and/or colored pencils.
NOTE: Registration deadline is July 4, 2023. There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.
I believe my rising 7th grader has greatly benefited from taking the summer Powerful Paragraphs class from Eva. There were precise and detailed instructions on brainstorming, constructing varied and expressive sentences, and usage of transitional phrases, all in the context of the different writing structures they studied each week. The weekly reviews of past lessons and the incremental addition of new stylistic techniques were great reinforcement for the concepts being thoughts. It was also useful to have the numerous sample writings provided for reference with each lesson. Through out the class, they kids had a growing list of “banned” words to encourage them to choose more expressive and nuanced alternatives (started with one or two and grew to maybe ~15). Overall, a great class for my child who is still in the early stages of honing his essay writing skills.
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My son just finished ESSAY INTENSIVE, a 10-week course focusing on Critique Writing, Expository Essays, Persuasive Essays, Compare/Contrast Essays and Narrative Essays.
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What a change I saw in my son’s writing.
He would never admit it, but I think that he even likes writing a little now that he understands how to write!
As with our original OTA class, this experience has been incredible!
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My daughter MOST RECENTLY loved learning about “unsung heroes” of the Civil Rights Movement: individuals who deserve recognition, but receive little in the history books. Ms. Eva ties in historical background information extremely well to the book to help understand the bigger picture to further appreciate Claudette Colvin’s courage.
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I signed up my 8th grader for this class because I wanted him to start thinking about his future.
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My son will be attending a college prep high school this fall and has already told me he won’t “going to be an idiot who blows over $100 a month on lattes at the cafeteria”.
I am so thankful for this class.
It really got my son thinking about the future.