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Note-making (Open Learning)

Note Making : Objectives and Overview

These pages aim to introduce you to the principles of note-making at University.Notes, notepad, computer, phone


By the time you have completed this tutorial you should be able to:

  • Be clear on the reasons for taking good notes
  • Use different note taking strategies


Note making is not just about writing down everything you hear or read. It is a process of reviewing ideas from your lectures or reading and making connections and blending them together.

Alternative formats

If you prefer to view this tutorial as either a Word document or as a video, select the Alternative Formats option from the left hand menu.

Time allowance

This tutorial should take 15 mins to complete.