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Unit 1 STARTING OUT: PRE-COURSEWORK EVALUATIONA. Evaluating Listening Comprehension and Note-Taking Skills LECTURE 1: Study Tips (Psychology) B. Teacher's Note-Taking Feedback Form Unit 2 UNDERSTANDING LECTURE DESIGN A. Comparing the Language of Lecturing to the Language of Writing 1B. Recognizing Cues C. Recognizing Paraphrase, Repetition, Exemplification, and Digression D. Summarizing Key Differences between the Language of Lecturing and the Language of Writing E. Getting the Main Ideas Using Context and Prediction F. Predicting Content and Lecture Direction Unit 3 RECOGNIZING INTRODUCTONS, CONCLUSIONS, AND DIGRESSIONS A. Using Introductions to Recognize Lecture Focus and Direction B. Recognizing and Comprehending Conclusions C. Recognizing Digressions Unit 4 THE BASICS OF NOTE-TAKING A. Noting Key Words B. Using Abbreviations Thoughtfully C. Using Note-Taking Symbols and AbbreviationsD. Visually Representing Relationships and the Relative Importance of Information LECTURE 2: "Nu Shu": Women's Unique Language (Linguistics) E. Eight DOs and DON'Ts for Improving Lecture Comprehension and Note-Taking Unit 5 NOTING NUMBERS AND STATISTICSA. Differentiating between Numbers That Sound Similar B. Noting Years C. Noting Large Numbers in Isolation D. Noting Fractions and Decimals E. Noting Ratios LECTURE 3: Exploring a Market: Attitudes towards pets (Business/Sociology) LECTURE 4: Tobacco through the Millennia (Agriculture/History) Unit 6 FOCUS ON LECTURE ORGANIZATION (PART 1)A. Why Listen for Organization? B. Organizational Plans within Lectures C. Defining a TermD. Listing Subtopics E. Describing a Causal RelationshipLECTURE 5: How to Deal with Stress (Psychology) LECTURE 6: Acid Rain (Ecology/Chemistry) Unit 7 FOCUS ON LECTURE ORGANIZATION (PART 2) A. Exemplifying a TopicB. Describing a Process or Sequence of Events C. Classifying SubtopicsLECTURE 7: Archaeological Dating Methods (Anthropology) LECTURE 8: Pheromones (Biology) Unit 8 FOCUS ON LECTURE ORGANIZATION (PART 3)A. Describing Characteristics B. Comparing and Contrasting C. Making a Generalization and Providing Evidence LECTURE 9: The Near Side of the Moon (Astronomy) LECTURE 10: Drink Your Green Tea! (Food Science) Unit 9 TYING IT TOGETHER: END-OF-COURSE EVALUATION LECTURE 11: Voter Turnout in the United States (Political Science) LECTURE 12: The Pyramids of Egypt: An Engineering Feat (Engineering/History) Appendix A Academic Word List Vocabulary Appendix B Lecture Index by Organizational Plan Appendix C Lecture Index by Subject Matter Appendix D Rewritten Notes for Lectures 5-10

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