During COVID-19, remember to check your U of T email and Quercus DAILY for updates as there may be important changes to your course. Ensure you know where all the resources are located and how to engage with your classes.
Learn how to take notes you will actually use from lectures, critical reading and research reading.
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 Handout (PDF)
- Paraphrase and Summary Handout (PDF)
- Cornell Note Taking Method (U of Maine Fort Kent Student Success Centre)
Volunteer Note-takingVolunteer note-taking is not meant to replace students attending class, rather it acts as a complementary service to support academic accommodation. Learn more about Volunteer Note-taking
Note-taking supportOur accommodations administrator can help you with questions about accessing or providing class notes through our Volunteer Note-taking Program. Learn more about Note-taking support