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What makes a Good Notecard?

  1. Lists the source
  2. Includes a topic or subtopic heading
  3. Contains one fact
  4. A quotation and/or a paraphrase of the quotation
  5. Personal idea or question

    Why use an Outline?

    An outline organizes your information in complimentary ways because it shows both:

    1. The logical progression from your introduction/beginning through a conclusion/end in support of your overarching thesis.
    2. The hierarchical relationships between topics and subtopics, main points and supporting evidence, abstract ideas and concrete details.

    Class Assignment / Rubric

    • All sources are correctly cited, and includes an appropriate range of relevant sources.
    • Notecards about the sources are well organized, and identifies key points both in the author's quote and assignment.
    • Notecards show a grasp of the author's meaning and/or have thoughtful questions.
    • Outline's topic demonstrates original thinking, is well organized, and is relevant to the assignment.

    Taking Notes and Outlining


    Navigating the notecard tabletop


    Creating items in the outline

    Video length: 2:05 minutes

    NoodleTools user guide: Creating items in the outline

    Adding notecards to outline

    Video length: 1:20 minutes

    NoodleTools user guide: Adding notecards to your outline


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