Guided Notebooks: How Do They Help?

Guided notebooks provide additional structure and practice opportunities for co-requisite & credit-level classes alike. These materials ask students to follow along with instructional content, apply key concepts & terms in exercises complementing those found within the software, and provide useful study tips to help learners better retain knowledge.

This supplemental resource, available for a range of disciplines including statistics, mathematics, economics, English language & composition, and psychology, encourages:

  • Application of content via interactive activities & exercises
  • Accountability for reading material & active participation
  • Building connections between lesson content & real-world scenarios to contextualize key topics
  • Development of soft skills (note-taking, time management, study tips, etc.)

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In the English Language & Composition Classroom

  • Activities on concepts including purpose, tone & rhetoric
  • Supplemental grammar & mechanics practice to complement lessons
  • Critical reading exercises
  • Note-taking & annotating skill development
  • Breakdown of the writing process 
  • Self-test comprehension checkpoints
  • Graphic organizers

In the Credit-Level & Co-Requisite Mathematics/Statistics Classroom

  • Critical thinking prompts
  • Connections to key mathematical concepts
  • Watch and work exercises
  • Self-test comprehension checkpoints
  • Graphing templates 
  • Soft skill development including note-taking
  • Explain in your own words
  • Scenario-based application questions

In the Economics Classroom

  • Graphing practice – Start from scratch with axes labels and graphing
  • Say It in a Sentence – Summarize key concepts in a single sentence
  • Economics and You – Directly relate topics to personal experiences
  • On Your Own – Test knowledge with application-based questions, fill-in-the-blanks, and more
  • Test Yourself – Ensure key concepts are understood in a lesson review

In the Psychology Classroom

  • Say It in a Sentence – Summarize key concepts in a single sentence
  • Psychology and You – Directly relate topics to personal experiences
  • On Your Own – Test knowledge with application-based questions, fill-in-the-blanks, and more
  • Test Yourself – Ensure key concepts are understood in a lesson review

Make Connections & Build Confidence

Co-requisite students can especially benefit from using guided notebooks alongside course content. The scaffolded learning approach present in these materials helps learners more readily connect concepts, building on knowledge gained in prior lessons & creating greater confidence in facing new concepts as the course progresses.

The guided notebooks also present several study practices that students can integrate into their routine, setting them up for success throughout their academic careers.


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