How to organise information in your notebook: Guidelines for Catalan, Spanish and English lessons

  • Use D4 punched hole sheets
  • You can buy packets or a hard cover spiral notebook of punched hole sheets
  • Use punched holes plastic pockets to keep the handouts the teachers give you, the homework you have to hand in or the homework the teacher gives you back .
  • Use a binder to keep your notes, handouts and works
  • Use colour dividers to separate the different subjecs
  • One for Spanish
  • One for Catalan
  • One for English

 Note-taking guidelines

  1. Write the date
  2. Write the session under the date
  3. Separate days using a line
  4. Write a heading or title for each activity 
  5. Write a summary of the lesson at the end of each session
  6. Leave some space between activities
  7. Leave margins 
  8. Use both sides of the sheet of paper
  9. Write neatly
  10. Use reasonable size handwriting
  11. Don’t be sloppy
  12. Do not use colours for writing
  13. Do not decorate your notes with drawings
  14. You can use highlihters for headings
  15. Use only black or blue pens. Leave red fir corrections
  16. Use different sections: Class notes, summaries, on line activities, handouts, group work, vocabulary
  17. Number pages
  18. Keep an index
  19. Revise your notes everyday
  20. Write the date in the handouts the teacher gives you. Keep them organised together with your class notes