Effective note-taking helps you to clarify your thoughts, connect ideas and manage information for assignments and exams. Get into the habit of recording information you find to accurately attribute quotes or ideas to their sources and avoid plagiarism.

  • As you are searching for information, organise your notes so that you are purposefully collecting content and ideas for your assessment task.
  • Use the QUT note-taking template to arrange your information in a way that translates easily into an essay format.
  • Taking notes doesn't mean writing down everything you hear in the lecture. Look at the guide to listening and note taking for tips on how to take notes from different sources.