How to create a notecard
Start here with our 60-second primer on how to create your first notecard in NoodleTools.
How to fill in a notecard
Part 2 elaborates on how to fill in the “Direct quotation,” “Summary or paraphase” and “My ideas” fields.
What is a notecard?
NoodleTools notecards afford you space to think as you gather facts, opinions, and evidence. Besides giving your notecard a short, descriptive title and identifying the source it comes from, you will work with three primary fields:
- Direct quotation (“A”): Store source material for future reference. Highlight and annotate to ensure close reading.
- Paraphrase or summary (“B”): Explain the source material in your own words. Check your understanding.
- My ideas (“C”): Reflect and engage. Articulate ideas, assumptions and questions. What do I wonder? How does it fit with what I know? How should I follow up?