Note Making: Check Format and Get Tricks and Tips

Safalta Expert Published by: Noor Fatima Updated Mon, 10 Oct 2022 11:27 AM IST

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Here is all you need to know about Note making. Learn format, go through sample, and get the tricks and tips for Note making. 

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Notes have been students’ best friends at the time of examination. These not only provide precise but deep information. Notes also help students learn a lot of stuff effectively. When students grow up, like in Classes 6-7, they start preparing their own notes. These write-ups are prepared on their own self collecting the best knowledge in their opinion and jotting them down in such a way that helps them understand concepts quickly but effectively.

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Hence, note-making is a common practice. Think, what if the practice turns into a way to gain marks in the examination? Yes, Note making is a vital part of the Class 12 English Syllabus. The question paper contains a passage of 2-3 paragraphs that are supposed to be converted into effective, understandable, and short pointers called notes Practice- Note making). Students who have been making notes from Classes 6-7 will find it easy. However, students who have studied from books and have been alien to Note making may find it tricky. Don’t worry. We are here with some easy and helpful tricks and tips that will help you ace Note making. These tips will not only assist you in learning the ways to prepare notes but also lend a hand in learning other subjects. Once you know how to prepare short yet interesting and knowledgeable points. So, here we go.

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Table of Content
Note Making: The Initial Steps
Preferred Word Limit
Note Making: What Exactly it is?
Note Making: Format
Note Making: Example
Note Making: Points to Remember 

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Note Making: The Initial Steps


Have a brief reading
Reading plays an integral role in tasks like Note making, where you have to summarize the content without distorting its essence. Therefore, the first step of making notes is to get a quick reading of the passage given. This will help you get an idea of what the write-up is about, its ideological tilt, and its tone.

Your first reading should not take more than 3-5 minutes as you just need to get an idea of the passage's essence, the aim, and the purpose of writing that passage. Here, you will develop a primary understanding of the passage and start knowing what it is about. After that, have a thorough reading of the passage. This means reading the passage to get complete knowledge about knotty segments in the given paragraph.

Have an intensive reading 
Once you have done with a quick read, you have to take an intensive reading. This will help you understand the opinions, arguments, facts, and counterarguments given in the passage. 

A quick read must have already been given to you the essence of the write-up, along with the purpose of the article composed by the author. A comprehensive reading will lend you a hand in learning the significance. 
  • There are times when you will have to categorize things into different sections because of the different opinions and arguments given in the passages. Doing so will assist you in preparing better notes. You can it under different headings, sections, and sub-sections.
  • You may not agree with some arguments and reasons in some paragraphs you are reading for the purpose of Note Making. In such cases, keep your opinion aside and prepare notes as per the factors, information, and arguments mentioned by the author. If there are opinion-based questions, you can do them with your understanding. Else, follow the author’s thinking.

Preferred Word Limit

Word limit is an important aspect when it comes to any composition or write-up. For Note Making, the word limit is preferably 50-100 words. For some questions, this Word limit may change. 
 

Note Making: What Exactly it is?

Note Making is a process or practice of preparing a record of integral facts and information from some sources. These sources may include paragraphs, passages, oral communication, and a document. 

Note Making is simply jotting down vital facts, information, and opinions in a short but precise manner.
 

Note Making: Format

It is an art to prepare notes. Considering any composition, including articles, story writing, dialogue writing, or even a summary, requires an outline to begin and complete the write-up. Here is a structure that will help you in Note making. 
Title or heading
This is the initial section of your notes, which must reflect the key idea of the passage or paragraphs given. The heading should be clear short, and catchy. After the title, the notes can be divided into multiple subheadings. 

Subheadings or sub pointers
You can make subheadings and sub-pointers to record other information details or factors given in the paragraphs. These subheadings or pointers can be divided into further pointers and sub-pointers if required.

Use of Symbols and Abbreviations
Note Making allows you to use symbols and abbreviations. It helps makes the notes short and interesting. Moreover, it saves time. You must take care of using the right and relevant abbreviations or symbols. Different or irrelevant use of symbols or abbreviations can create confusion and make your notes looks abrupt. 
 

Note Making: Example

We hope you got an idea of how to do Note making. Beginning with a quick read, then reading intensively, and considering the word limit, you might have understood how to prepare notes of important information and facts. 

So, here is an example of Note Making. It will help you understand what exactly Note Making looks like. Moreover, this will also help you understand the use of headings and subheadings and when and how to use the abbreviations and Symbols.

Go through the sample to learn and score good grades in the examination. 
 

Note Making: Points to Remember 

Now that you have understood the purpose and way of preparing notes, you must also know the things to consider and avoid in Note Making. Here are some tricks and tips that will help you make your notes look attractive, understandable, and preferable. 

Make use of Active Voice
Always use active voice in Note Making. While making sentences, avoid using passive voice, and words like have or had. Using passive voice takes up more space. Moreover, it does not reflect the meaning of the sentence straight forward.

Be Choosy
Be Choosy with the information and facts you jot down in the notes. Mention important information, facts, and data to make your notes short and interesting.

Revise your write up
Take a review of your Note Making, at least once before submitting it in the examination hall. You have to trim down the passage or paraphrase along with the facts and information given it in, taking a revision will help you make sure you have done it correctly.

Always consider the word limit
You should always consider the word limit in mind in Note Making. Note Making is the art of playing with words. Keep it as short and simple as possible you can.

The art of Note making can help in your exam preparations. Whether you are studying in school, college or preparing for any competition exam, making notes as per your understanding can assist in efficiently learning long and complicated concepts. So, here we have discussed the way and purpose of Note Making practice.
Stay tuned for the discussion and explanation of more Class 12 English Syllabus topics with Safalta. 

What is Note Making?

Note Making is a process or practice of preparing a record of integral facts and information from some sources.

Can we use abbreviations in Note Making?

Yes, using abbreviations in Note Making is allowed.

What symbols can be used in Note Making?

You can use %, &, #, @, and other symbols too. 

What is the ideal word limit for Note Making?

The ideal word limit for Note Making is 50-100 words. 

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