Notetaking for better learning and assessments

Activity time: 1 - 2 Hours

Types of media: Slides, PowerPoint File


Lee Fallin (University of Hull)


This workshop will introduce students to the under-estimated skill of note-creation. It will cover taking notes in a variety of situations: in lectures, seminars and support meetings and when reading for assignments. Developing an effective approach to taking, organising and revisiting your notes can improve your classwork, assignments and exam revision. This workshop will consider both traditional and digital approaches to note-taking.


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This information/resource was last updated in June 2022.

This post was originally added to LearnHigher on: April 27, 2022

About this resource

  • Experience a variety of manual note-taking techniques
  • Experience a variety of digital note-taking techniques
  • Know how to maximise retention of your notes to aid later revision
  • Know how to use note-taking when reading to prevent plagiarism in assignments


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