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Making notes to help formulate questions

Making notes to help formulate questions
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How much you remember and can note down afterwards may depend on the type of learner you are.

To be able to question material as you listen to it, you need to make very brief notes which act as reminders as you are listening – it could be just single words or short phrases. Then, when the material has finished you need to go back and fill in detail on those points which help you think about exactly what you are questioning. You can practice this skill while listening to any source of material.

The subject doesn’t matter, to question and to make short meaningful notes to yourself, are skills which need to be practised.

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