Notes on Note-Taking

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Friedman, M. C. (2014). Notes on note-taking: Review of research and insights for students and instructors. Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching, 1-34.

Effective note-taking is a useful skill for any student participating in an academic study.

Note-taking can help with efficient information processing and retention.

This literature overview is designed as a resource for both students and instructors to gain insight into what education research reveals about note-taking.

The review covers:

  • a brief overview of cognitive mechanisms
  • how to assess the quality of notes
  • best practices and top tips in note-taking
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