PREP WORK:

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Before jumping into visual notetaking, you need to set yourself up for success! Let’s look at a few ways to prepare yourself and your environment for optimal notetaking.

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GET THE BEST SEAT

You can’t take good notes if you can’t hear. The most important part of finding a good seat is being able to hear the speaker clearly. Keep an eye out for the following sneaky distractions:

DOORWAYS

• People coming in and out

• Light changes

• Noise

PEOPLE

• Talkers

• Fidgeters

• Babies and children

VENTS

• Air blowing on you or your notebook pages

• Abrupt temperature changes

• Noise

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