The Student Notebook for the Exploring Creation with Marine Biology course is specifically designed to help high school homeschool students be independent and take responsibility for their science studies. Note-taking helps increase retention of information, review for tests, and record their thoughts as they connect the ideas presented in the textbook with their own ideas. Taking good notes can distinguish between mastering a concept and not entirely understanding it. Good notes provide the following advantages:
- Students stay focused on what they are reading.
- Students pay closer attention, which will increase their retention.
- Students have their own version of the text to review for tests.
- Students learn to connect new information to what they already know.
Additionally, a Student Notebook helps students keep a carefully organized, detailed, and complete lab notebook, recording labs they conducted using proper scientific methodology.