tips on note taking


The purpose of note taking

~aids comprehension and retention

~ outline of important points clarification of ideas

~ source of review

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Before the lecture

- make sure you read or skim through the text

-do a general overview

-highlight new terms and conditions

-highlight and put a question mark near unclear material

- highlight gaps and information

ITS pretty easy right?!

during the lecture

-structure and organization


(most teachers advise students to use Cornell notes, it keeps the notes more organized)

After the lecture

-immediate review



-rewrite notes



Be sure to...

-never write down un-necessary, un-meaningful, or repeating words.

-write down important facts, interesting facts or what the teacher has required

-do not copy word for word, you will not have time

-attend workshop, if available

for more help.

How to Take Great Notes