As an Empire State College student, you will spend much of your study time reading and responding to textbooks, journal articles and other types of academic materials. Fortunately, there are note-taking techniques available that can improve your ability to find and organize key concepts efficiently and effectively.
- Taking Notes from a Textbook– Athabasca University's Web site, Get the Most From Your Textbook, provides a general overview on how to be more effective in taking notes from your textbooks.
- Marking a Text – George Washington University's Academic Success Center demonstrates techniques for taking effective notes.
- Other Note-taking Systems – Cal Poly's Academic Skills Center provides examples of note-taking methods such as mapping, charting and the Cornell Note-taking Method.
For additional support with note-taking, please contact the director of academic support at your location.
If you have links to note-taking resources that you would like to share or suggestions for improving this Web site, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.