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Note Taking

Effective Note Taking:

Students often struggle with taking effective notes in class and when summarising texts/websites/videos. 

It is important that students learn how to:

  • skim and scan text
  • set out their notes
  • organise their folders and exercise books
  • create summary notes at the end of each day


Click on the following links to watch demonstrations and listen to explanations of some effective note taking methods that can be used in class at at home:


Why we should make notes:

Note making

This animation teaches the learner to define note making, list the features of notes, create a note based on given hints.


How to create and layout summary notes using a text book:

Cornell Notes for texts


How to summarise a text


Note taking and mnemonics

The tutorial will demonstrate a mnemonic strategy and various methods for taking better notes