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Digital Wellbeing (Open Learning)

Purposes of notes

Decide what your purpose is before you begin

You might need to read and make notes to:

  • understand a lecture or article
  • searching an article for selected ideas or summarising key points
  • using key points to prepare for revision
  • for an assignment plan

Purpose of note-making


Knowing your purpose makes a difference as to how much detail to include and how much structure your notes will have.