Working through the 5 step Focused Note Taking Process is research based and proven to help students increase and retain knowledge. All teachers at Pasco Middle use this strategy, and AVID students are expected to take FNT in all classes. They are taken during class lectures, class PowerPoints, virtual modules, class readings, or movies in which students are responsible for the information. Students may also choose to take them on their own at home as a way to organize, review, or study information presented in class. EVEN IF A TEACHER DOES NOT USE THE FOCUSED NOTE TAKING PROCESS, AN AVID STUDENT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE NOTES IN THIS FASHION IN ALL CLASSES.