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Organization Tips and Strategies

This research guide accompanies the library's Research Smartz workshop about organization.

Physical Note-Taking Methods

Digital Note-Taking Methods

Note-Taking Tips

General Tips

  • Rewrite your notes after class to remember the information ​

  • Write down definitions and main ideas when reading and studying  ​

  • Summarize the chapter after you read it​

  • Write down key points and information that is not on the slides

Identifying Key Points

  • Does the instructor or text material repeat the information? ​

  • Was it in both the reading and in the lecture?  ​

  • Does it look different than the rest (bolded, italicized, highlighted)?