[nabs-l] Study Methods and Tools

Aimee Harwood awildheir at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 02:15:50 UTC 2016


Hello Jameyanne, 

Do you know where you will be attending law school?  

As far as taking notes o in law school, they want you to listen to what is being said and write down ideas like who the law protects, how does it protect them, what are the elements of the law, what kind of test is used to see if the elements have been met, and if they have been met, what do we do.  I have not gotten this down as of yet. I still try to take down what is said and then look at it later to figure out those things I listed above.

Aimee

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> On Jul 22, 2016, at 7:44 PM, Jameyanne Fuller via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hi Amy,
> I don't make flashcards for all classes, only classes that have a lot of
> memorizing. I make Braille flashcards, using index cards and a Perkins
> Brailler. I'll generally use 3 by 5 cards, especially if it's just like
> vocab or names and dates, but in my sophomore year of college, I actually
> got 5 by 8 index cards (at least I think they were that size) and copied out
> all the Italian verb conjugations and noun endings and basically all of
> Italian grammar, and that was really helpful for me. I'm a strong believer
> in the idea that reading, writing, and speaking something cements it in your
> memory, so this is why I use Braille for flash cards (even though it did
> result in an entire bin of Italian vocab and grammar cards at the end of the
> year), because I retain information better in Braille than just listening to
> it. I also make sure to speak aloud what I'm putting on the flash cards, and
> when I quiz myself I do it aloud.
> I didn't make flash cards in every class. Sometimes I would just read
> through my notes, sometimes I would copy out my notes in a different
> way--shuffle things around so they're in a different order or something like
> that. In some classes I found a study buddy, and we would review the notes
> together and answer each other's questions.
> In terms of notetaking, I don't do what they tell you to do. I don't write
> down only key information or use abbreviated sentences or stuff like that. I
> type in Braille really fast, like I can keep pace with the teacher talking
> no problem, and it's actually easier for me to pay attention if I'm
> constantly taking notes than if I'm only writing down the most important
> facts, because my mind will wander off topic super fast. But that's just me,
> really. 
> I'm interested to hear how other people take notes, especially since I'm
> about to start law school and I'm not sure what's an effective way to take
> notes when the class is taught using the Socratic method.
> Jameyanne
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Aimee Harwood
> via NABS-L
> Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 6:02 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Cc: Aimee Harwood <awildheir at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Study Methods and Tools
> 
> Yes I think adding how to take notes to my question would be a wonderful
> idea. I did not get a lot of this training or information growing up. I have
> kinda been winging it. I was one of the first people in my area to be a part
> of the inclusion program so I only went to a school for the blind for three
> years. I think that a school for the blind might have been better at
> teaching me the skills and also I might have remained a braille reader
> throughout school. A year after I went to public school, I was transferred
> from braille to large print. I know many braille readers who have been
> lifelong braille readers who are very fast at reading  and writing braille.
> I use a braille display so I can keep up on what braille I know in hopes
> that I will become faster. 
> 
> When you guys talk about study and note-taking in your answer my previous
> questions, please do include as much references to braille as you like.
> 
> 
> 
> Eagerly waiting to hear what you have to say,
> Aimee 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Jul 22, 2016, at 5:18 PM, Aaron via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> 
>> I have been wondering this as well. I have been trying to find a good way
> to study and also take notes.
>> Thanks,
>> Aaron
>> 
>> 
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