I/O Psychology: Annotated Note Taking
Assignment 3: Annotated Note Taking
Annotated note taking is a very useful strategy for learning new concepts. Annotated note taking is a more active form of learning than simply reading and highlighting. It also adds a more personalized element to learning by allowing a person to monitor his or her comprehension. Annotated notes are also helpful for quick review at some later point in time.
The concepts and techniques you are learning in this course are fundamental building blocks upon which a solid career as an industrial/organizational (I/O) professional can be developed. For this assignment, you will write detailed notes that should help you cement these concepts during this initial learning stage and provide a very useful resource for you to draw upon throughout your program of study and beyond graduation too.
The eight concepts for your annotated note-taking assignment are:
- The scientific method
- A research question
- Hypothesis statements
- Qualitative research
- Quantitative research
- You are to write notes for each concept that explain its meaning, its use, and any other relevant information you believe to be fundamentally important to that concept. If you have any uncertainty related to a concept, you should include that in your notes. You are not allowed to use direct quotations for this assignment. You must paraphrase or, in other words, use your own words to describe and explain the concepts. This contributes to deeper learning and more meaningful notes for your later use.
- You are to define each concept and provide at least two important items of relevant information associated with each concept.
- Organize your notes by using each concept as a heading. Then, write a paragraph or two for each concept.
Your final product should be a Microsoft Word document, approximately 3–5 pages in length, utilizing a minimum of three scholarly sources. Make sure you employ proper grammar and spelling and apply current APA standards for writing style to your work.