Taking Notes

Taking notes helps you remember information. There are many different note-taking methods, so find out what works for you. Review a few common methods of note-taking:

  • Keep notes simple.
    • Stick to keywords and short sentences.
    • Write in your own words (not verbatim from a professor).
    • Only write down what matters.
  • Get organized.
  • Use paper or a digital note taking service.
    • You could use a notebook with a new page dated for each class.
    • You could download and print presentations your instructor shares and take notes directly on the powerpoints.
    • Learn about the Bullet Journal method.
    • Download some note-taking apps if you prefer typing to writing:


Return to Study Skills. Or review other strategies: