Tips for taking Class Notes
- We will be using mathematical notation too rich for HTML. So
format your notes in LaTeX, compile it and submit the working
TeX and/or PostScript file.
- Take notes in your own style after understanding the lecture.
Your notes shouldn't be just a dictation exercise.
- Your notes will be read by students who didn't follow the lecture
in class or were absent. So don't use cryptic SMS-style language in the
final version that you submit. In particular, avoid grammatically
incorrect and incomplete sentences. You can see the brief writeup on
Well ordering and generalized induction to get
an idea of how your notes should look like.
- Since verbal explanations accompany text written on the board in class,
simply copying what's written on the board may give an incomplete
picture. Fill in gaps, if any, in board-writing by what is said in
- If you didn't follow something, check with friends, ask the TA or
the instructor and get it clarified before submitting your notes.
Taking notes without understanding can lead to incorrect statements,
which is worse than no notes at all.