Study Skills

Note taking


Note taking systems and templates

This video by Discover Business Degrees (2015) talks you through 5 note taking strategies.

Click through the links below to learn more about the methods outlined in the video.

You may like to use the Charting Method to start grouping your sources into relevant themes. Click on the purple and white crosses on the example below for more tips about the Charting Method. 

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You may like to use the Cornell Method when reading the sources in more detail. Click on the purple and white crosses on the example below for more tips about the Cornell Method. 

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Note taking for lectures

Work through this resource to help you get the most out of lectures by employing effective note taking techniques. 

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Note taking tools

There are a numerous tools available for help with taking notes. It is important to note, that although tools can make note-taking easier, you can not rely on them to do the learning for you. You still need to actively engage with the content.

This video outlines how to use the Sonocent Audio Notetaker. 

This video details how a Livescribe smartpen can help you capture, save and sort your handwritten notes on your Mac or PC.

For Further Assistance

If you feel you need practical assistance with note taking due to a disability, make a booking with an Access and Inclusion adviser to see what help might be available.