Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Telegraphic Note-Taking

I can't remember where I read the phrase "telegraphic note-taking". It refers to how students learn to reduce their note-taking to the absolutely essential. It made perfect sense to me.

Until I realized that today's students have no clue what a telegram is, or why people tried to limit the number of words in them.

What does make sense to them is the concept of "TM note-taking" - that is, abbreviating and eliminating unnecessary words, as they do for Text-Messages.

2 comments:

Charles Beatty-Medina said...

I am having issues with the students who interrupt class with "Do I need to write that down?" Or, "will that be on the quiz?" A product of Telegraphic Note-Taking?

Anonymous said...

I am having issues with the students who interrupt class with "Do I need to write that down?" Or, "will that be on the quiz?" A product of Telegraphic Note-Taking?