In class my teacher goes through powerpoints and i get distracted alot. I try to take notes but sometimes i can't keep up and stop. I see others bringing their laptops but I'm not sure if thats ok for me, I'm not so good with computer note taking. What's the best way to note take in classes of powerpoint presentations?
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To take notes off of power point presentations like this, you may want to ask your teacher for a printed out copy of the slides which he or she teaches with! This way you can go on your own and go back and follow along with more closeness. Don't give up on taking in class notes though! If your teaches EXPLAINS something that you know you will need take that down on the synchronized slide! If your not good with computers it's okay for now. What you should do is take notes on the if and's and but's about and existing list of items on the powerpoint!
I totally understand! Have you tried to talk to your teacher about the challenges you are having? There are different types of learners and I am wondering if perhaps visual learning is not your learning style. Perhaps your teacher can give you a copy of the PowerPoint slides before class begins so that you may take notes directly on the print-outs during class.
How about asking some of your fellow students? They may be having the same problem, or maybe they figured out a way to do it that doesn't involve laptops. Students used to bring tape recorders in the old days to record a lecture. You might consider something small that can record lectures, and play that back and write down the main points when you have time. Another thing is maybe you could ask your teacher if you could get copies of their lecture on powerpoint, after the class. That way, you'd have all the info in front of you. That's all I can think of right now. Good luck!
Ask your teacher for an electronic copy of the powerPoint. The may be willing to print this out for you and you can take your notes on the actual slides