Taking notes is a skill which is part of the academic process of recording, organising and processing information.


Making notes is useful in a variety of situations such as:

  • Attending lectures.
  • Brainstorming for group work and assignments.
  • Reading academic books and journals.
  • Revision.


There are several styles of note taking and the method you choose to use will depend on your personal preference and the purpose of the note taking. Have a look at the following note taking styles.




Owl's Top Hoot

You can take notes electronically using your smartphone or tablet - have a look in your device's app store.