Notetaking Tips for Students

Written and researched by Alysia Leak, DS Lab Facilitator

Do you ever look back over your class notes and cannot make any sense of them? Is it so frustrating that you do not bother to take notes at all? Follow the links below to learn how to take notes from a professional Note-Taker. The first link is an article with some quick tips. The second link allows you to sign up for a free online class about taking better notes. Happy Learning!

Lessons from a Professional Note Taker

Free Class about taking notes


Technology Spotlight-Notetaking App for iPhone/iPad “Notability”

Taking good notes is vital to a student’s academic success in college. There is an app available through iTunes called Notability (by Ginger Labs) that takes your notes to a whole new level! This app has many valuable features, including audio recording capability, drawing options, importing files, and audio playback at various speeds. Currently, it is available on iTunes at the cost of $2.99. Not a bad price for what it can do! It is rated at 4.5 stars for version 5.21. Click here to view the full description and screen shots of this app. Now is a good time to test it out as you prepare for your next semester of classes!