Abstract
The poor performance of students in English language today could at best be described as nauseating, Researches have identified poor note-taking skills amongst others as a contributory factor to this state of affairs. ln order to improve the situation. Oyerokun (1984) strongly advocated the need for the development of an effective strategy in taking good notes. This study therefore assessed the effects of ‘MCP‘ note-taking strategy on students’ performance in English language. The design of the study involved a non randomized two group pretest and post—test experimental and control design administered on 120 SSS students in Lagos State. The major instruments used included a Test of Achievement in English, an Observation and Interview Schedule. Analysis of data involved mean. T-Test. Standard Deviation and Chi-square. The findings of the study showed that the treatment group performed significantly better than the
control group. Findings also showed that the experimental group produced easy to read outlines. presented more accurate information. became better paraphrasers and utilized more time-saving mnemonic devices. Finally. the implications of note taking to promoting life-long learning are discussed.