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Taking effective notes is a somehow neglected skill by teachers and parents, however it has a crucial role in the academic achievement of your children, as it combines many abilities like listening or connecting concepts. For this reason at The Tutoring Center in Orlando, we will tell you a few ideas that can help your children improve their note taking abilities.  

What to Write?

This is perhaps the most troubling question; while writing down every sentence the teacher says is impossible, there are certain indications from the tutor that will emphasize the importance of a concept, like information written on the blackboard or summaries. Your children should listen carefully and use their own words to write their notes. Don’t forget to provide your children with the school supplies they need. 


Once your children have identified the keywords, they should use short and precise sentences. Now, they have to develop a learning system that works for them and the use of diagrams and mind maps is highly recommended, as it will help to consolidate information.  

Further Advice

Being organized is also important, so encourage your children to keep track of the dates and include headings on each note. This will help them to find and identify any previous note they need to study. Also, they can develop their own symbols to make their note taking more efficient. 

These simple ideas will help your children consolidate concepts and make their study sessions more productive. Also, be sure to read this previous post containing useful information on helping increase your child’s attention span

If your children are struggling academically, show no interest in school and or are performing poorly, at The Tutoring Center we can help. Our free diagnostic assessment will allow us to learn more about our students, so we can provide them with the assistance they need. Please call (407) 286-2389 to learn more about our programs.  


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