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Module Five

THE ART OF TAKING NOTES

student doing research

Students often skip this step. They print out journal articles and information from the Internet. Then they frantically flip through this pile of paper while balancing a stack of books on their lap. They try to remember where they read this and who said that. There must be a better way! Of course, there is. Carefully taken, organized notes will save you from all that frustration.

Tips for Note Taking

For more advise on best practices in note-taking, consult Purdue OWL Safe Practices page.

Don't take too many notes
Stick to things that are relevant.

Take enough notes
Don't rely on your memory.

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