This is the process of taking notes, either from spoken or written text.
For example, from radio, television broadcasting and different stories or
speeches or in the papers.
Important Points from Oral Texts
What to consider when taking notes from different sources:
1. To note down important
2. Write in short phrases, not
3. To use dashes and other marks
to separate points. These marks are used to separate the noted points to avoid
mingling and/or redundancies.
Listen carefully from the text and take notes:
Early marriage puts girls at
great risk. Due to their young age, they are not physically mature enough to
become mothers. Early marriage also results in early and frequent childbirth, leading
to large families. Forced early marriage also denies girls the right to enjoy
their childhood, the right to education and the right to choose a husband they
love and of their own age group. When girls are forced to marriage with older
men, they are likely to become widows at an early age. When this happens, the
young widows are left to take care of the children themselves or have to
remarry. Many of these women struggle because African customs and traditions do
not allow a young wife to inherit her husband's property as most customs deny
women the right to own property.
Write down the important points from the passage read to you.
Important Points from Written Texts
Kino jumped forward as the rifle
fired and his large knife swung and cut through the man’s neck and chest. Kino
was a terrible killer now. He took the rifle with one hand and with the other
he pulled his knife out of the man’s body. Kino moved very fast. He turned
around and hit a second man’s head. The third man crawled away into the pool.
He then began to climb up the rocks where the water was coming down from. The
man’s head and feet were caught in bushes.
He cried and tried to climb up
but Kino had become hard and cruel. Kino raised his rifle and fired, then saw
the man falling backward into the pool. Kino walked into the water; in the
moonlight he could see the man’s frightened eyes. Then Kino fired the rifle
between the man’s eyes.
Kino stood and looked up to the
cave, something was wrong. The insects were silent now. Kino listened and heard
a sound. He knew the long, rising cry from the little cave on the side of the
mountain. It was Juana’s voice. The sound was the cry of death.