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Taking notes: Whose job is it?
Should I keep ongoing notes of the lesson for my student to review later? or should my student? or not at all?
I type all our conversation on Skype simultaneously as we talk, with titles within the chat window to make the structure visible.
I keep personal notes about what I talk about with each student just to keep track, so I can plan accordingly.
I make corrections, paste definitions and make other notes in the skype chat during sessions and I encourage the students to review those when they can. Some students take notes, but I would guess that most don’t during my sessions, mainly because the focus is conversational English and speaking practice.
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