Tips and Techniques for Taking Notes in Class

From reading the class syllabi or listening for lecture indicators to considering typing vs. handwriting and formatting, read through this list of suggested note-taking tips that can help learners discover which techniques work best for them. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider trying different types of note-taking styles together as a class in the first month of school, and then having learners choose whichever worked best for them to continue throughout the school year
Classroom Considerations

  • Though designed for law school students, many of the same note-taking skills and tips apply for general education classroom
Pros

  • Variety of tips that can apply to diverse subject matters
  • Particularly addresses information pertinent to older secondary students and college-bound seniors
Cons

  • None
Common Core