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Note Taking Strategies

Additional Resources

  • Note Taking Tips ( Helpful website with tips on note taking such as “Keeping Your Notes Organized” and “How to take Notes on a Difficult Subject”. The website also has subcategories like “What Do I Do to Prepare for Class” and “What Do I Do with My Notes after Class” to help you take full advantage of great note taking strategies.
  • Note Taking (Dartmouth College): The Dartmouth Academic Skills page has both handouts and useful videos on note taking. There are also informative links for note taking, listening, and participation.
  • Mind Mapping with MindMeister: -MindMeister is a helpful organizational note taking app that you can use on your computer as well as a tablet, or phone. For video tutorials check out or
  • Evernote (note-taking): An advanced note taking utility, Evernote allows you to sync your notes across multiple platforms so your notes are always within reach. Evernote also gives you the power to better organize your notes and to share them with other members to help you succeed. For a video tutorial of Evernote, please watch either or

Reading and Writing

Additional Resources

  • Reading Strategies (Dartmouth College): List of resources to help you become more efficient in your reading and retain more information. Also includes a video on reading improvement and links for taking notes while you read.
  • Essay Writing Tips: Includes links for how to write different types of essays, help with the stages of the writing process, formatting for citations, ideas for topics by subject, and common mistakes made while writing.
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