Learn how to take notes you will actually use from lectures, critical reading and research reading.
If you have a disability or health concern that is impacting your ability to take notes, please register with Accessibility Services.
Note-taking tips for online and in-class learning
Take notes online as you would in-class. For example:
- Set dedicated time each week for each online lecture. You may be tempted only to review lectures right before the exam, but learning takes time.
- Put concepts in your own words and illustrate ideas with examples.
- Create your own practice questions and summarize course content as you review.
- How to Take Notes from Classes (PDF)
- Cornell Note Taking Method (U of Maine Fort Kent Student Success Centre)
- University of Toronto Writing Centre Resources
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