· Feb. 20, “Surfing Campus Pipeline,” Frear
Center, 2 p.m.
Feb. 26, “Graduate School: How to Get a Head Start,” UB
211, 12:30 p.m.
Feb. 27, “Picking A Major,” UB 211, 1 p.m.
Note taking helps students to be successful,” said Advisor
Jill Merl, who presented the first seminar, “Better Notes
= Better Grades,” on Feb. 6. She taught students a method
introduced at Cornell University that uses six techniques to
enhance not only note taking but learning from the notes taken:
1. Record: Write down only the facts.
2. Reduce: Review and recopy note as soon as possible
after the lecture. Reduce to key ideas.
3. Recite: Repeat the information aloud: hearing it as
you see and say it helps retention.
4. Reflect: Think about how the notes relate to each
other, the course in general and the specific topic.
5. Review: Review regularly to enhance retention.
6. Recapitulate: Write a short summary of what the lecture
focused on and review its importance.
Students who attended the first seminar agreed that it
would be useful in the future. “It was a good presentation,” said
first year international student Ullrika Sellman.
Students can get more information on the College Survival
Skills program from the Advising Center. Pick up a
packet on the seminars
or call an advisor at 544-1198.