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Child Development and Education: Notecards

Library resources for educational pioneers, authors, doctors, and entertainers in the field of Child Development.

Why Create Notecards?

Why take notes?

  • It's a way to capture the information you need from each of your sources.
  • It's an efficient way to manage your content.
  • It's a way to keep track of whose information you are using, thus avoiding plagiarism.

Why put your notes on notecards?

  • You can put notecards in order when the time comes to write your outline and paper.
    • Therefore, you need to have a single piece of information on each one. You can copy a direct quote, or you can paraphrase what you have read.
    • Therefore, you need to connect the notecard with the source (book, article, etc.)
    • Therefore, you need to give each notecard a unique heading or tag.

Tips for successful notecard writing:

  • One idea per card.
  • Each notecard must have a unique TITLE, a short phrase summarizing the content.
    • example: National Party wins 1948 election in South Africa.
    • example: Apartheid creates separate universities in South Africa.
  • TAGS should try to capture some other aspect of the content.
    • example: National Party
    • example:Education, Segregation
  • PILES develop as you go along. They become the points in your outline, the body paragraphs of your paper.
    • example: “Bantu Education” becomes a major political grievance.
  • MY IDEAS is a good place to write notes and reminders to yourself.
    • example: What were the ramifications of apartheid's legalized segregation even after its demise?

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