Listening and Note-Taking





Choose the response that most closely matches your feeling about the statement:

SD – Strongly Disagree
D – Disagree
A – Agree
SA – Strongly Agree)

    SD D A SA
1. I find it difficult to pay attention in lectures.
2. I have a hard time staying awake in lectures.
3. A lecturer’s mannerisms, gestures, or accent make it difficult for me to take notes.
4. I have difficulty hearing what professors are saying.
5. I prepare myself for lecture by reading or thinking beforehand about what I may hear.
6. In class I try to sit fairly close to the speaker and the board.
7. I pay attention to how professors use cues such as facial expressions, voice intonations, and key phrases to express important ideas.
8. I understand the difference between main ideas and supporting details in a lecture.
9. During a lecture, I doodle in my notebook or sketch pictures unrelated to the course.
10. I am able to follow my professors’ patterns of organization in the way they present information in lecture class.
11. I am pleased with the organization and neatness of my notes.
12. I review my notes before the next class.
13. My notes are useful in preparing for tests.
14. I have a system for note-taking that works well for me.
15. I don’t know if I am getting the right information in my notes when I listen to a lecture.
16. I don’t know if I am getting the right information in my notes when I listen to a lecture.