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Notes: Take Them, Use Them

On this page, you'll find tips and strategies to help you refine your note-taking skills. 

It’s how you use your notes later that will determine their value. It’s not enough to take the notes, you have to use the notes.

If you review your notes within a day or so of taking them, you could retain 40% more than if you wait a week. So if you wait until Saturday to look at Monday’s notes, you will have to re-learn a fair chunk of Monday.

Note-Taking Guides

Resource link and type 
General Note-Taking Guide (PDF)How to Take Effective Lecture Notes (PDF)
The Cornell Method of Taking Notes (PDF)Organizing Your Notes (PDF)

Note-Taking Templates

Resource link and type 
General Note-Taking Template (PDF)STEM Note-Taking Template (PDF)