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Process: Notetaking & Reading


Decorative notebooks

Critical and active reading practices are a core component of research and learning. This guide offers a few strategies and tips for note taking and reading that may help!

Notetaking Strategies

Why take notes as you research  

Recording what you read will help with your learning and analysis. Notes may help you to: 

Understand what you are reading  

Actively engage with the reading 

Learn new key concepts, terms, people and events  

Draw connections and see patterns between readings 

Pose new questions that may direct your research

Establish a quick reference for all of your readings

Maintain your academic integrity and avoid plagiarism  

Tools for Notetaking

Note Taking Models & Approaches