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    Do you have any advice on how to take notes for AQA AS Psychology (the new specification)? When I take notes it is very time-consuming. How long does it take for you to take notes for one topic? 😃
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    Try and remove as many 'filling words' as you can and focus on the important details.
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    (Original post by Elena 365)
    Do you have any advice on how to take notes for AQA AS Psychology (the new specification)? When I take notes it is very time-consuming. How long does it take for you to take notes for one topic? 😃
    Split your notes into outline eand evaluate. Pick 2 or 3 evaluation points like studies (IE Rutter's studies detracting from Bowlby's focus on deprivation) since you can also use things like ethics or methodological flaws that you'll remember from just learning the study.

    Keep the outline brief, split it into Aims, method, findings, conclusions. Sometimes you won't be able to answer the aims part but try to answer the other three, remember that outline is only ever worth a maximum of 4 marks at AS and 6 at A2, so it doesn't need to be reams of stuff on it, just enough to get the gist of the study, what it found and why it's important.

    I found the best way for me to revise for AS was to make a big ass list of all the studies we'd learnt, go through each one and write brief notes on each in a word document ( i use a laptop for all notes). I can see If I can dig out my notes for you on them all if you want.
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    (Original post by Michael_Fishy)
    Split your notes into outline eand evaluate. Pick 2 or 3 evaluation points like studies (IE Rutter's studies detracting from Bowlby's focus on deprivation) since you can also use things like ethics or methodological flaws that you'll remember from just learning the study.

    Keep the outline brief, split it into Aims, method, findings, conclusions. Sometimes you won't be able to answer the aims part but try to answer the other three, remember that outline is only ever worth a maximum of 4 marks at AS and 6 at A2, so it doesn't need to be reams of stuff on it, just enough to get the gist of the study, what it found and why it's important.

    I found the best way for me to revise for AS was to make a big ass list of all the studies we'd learnt, go through each one and write brief notes on each in a word document ( i use a laptop for all notes). I can see If I can dig out my notes for you on them all if you want.

    I like the idea of using a laptop to take notes and will try it out. It would be very helpful if you could put in a PDF file an example of notes as I can get an idea of how to write my notes.😀
 
 
 

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