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Take Great Notes

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July 2019 | 124 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Whether you’re in a lecture or the library, it’s easy to get information overload.  Take Great Notes helps you figure out which points matter most, and how to digest information efficiently and effectively. 

  • Identify and set good notetaking habits 
  • Take clear concise notes at every study session
  • Pick the best notetaking method to suit you
  • Use to improve your assignments right away.

Super Quick Skills provide the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  1. Learn core skills quickly
  2. Apply right away and see results
  3. Succeed in your studies and life.

Super Quick Skills give you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

Why and What?
Chapter 1. Why should I take notes?
Chapter 2. What are good notes like?
Chapter 3. How do I take notes in a digital age?
Methods of Notetaking
Chapter 4. What is the Outline Method of notetaking?
Chapter 5. What is the Cornell (layout) Method?
Chapter 6. What is the Charting Method?
Chapter 7. What are Visual Methods of notetaking?
Chapter 8. What are Electronic Methods of notetaking?
Notetaking in Context
Chapter 9. How do I take notes of a lecture or lesson?
Chapter 10. How do I take notes from an article or book?


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This book develops students' understanding of note taking. It is easy to read and engage with: it would be beneficial to students whom are enrolling onto university programmes as preparation material for their course.

Alice Evans
BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice, 3rd Year Student, 2020
Journal of Perioperative Practice

Packed with concise information to help students succeed at university. Whether you are an undergraduate student or undertaking a postgraduate programme, you will be able to find a book that will help you develop your study skills.

Of the three books I reviewed [Take Great Notes, Find Your Source and Plan Your Essay], all of them were easy to read and follow, with each book providing a 60 second summary before moving onto more detail in each section and providing reasoning throughout.

Julie Quick
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Perioperative Practice & Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University
Journal of Perioperative Practice

Focused and accessible

Ms Paula Hearsum
School of Arts and Media, Brighton University
July 17, 2019

Mal Leicester

Prof Mal Leicester is Emeritus Professor at the University of Nottingham where she held the chair of adult learning and teaching.  She was responsible for monitoring departmental assessments (criteria and consistency). She marked assignments at all levels both as an internal and an external Examiner and for the work of graduate and postgraduate students and supervised student dissertations and theses in philosophy, multicultural education, moral education, ethical issues and inclusive education.Previously Mal was Senior Lecturer in continuing education at the University of Warwick. She has been a secondary school teacher, was the... More About Author

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Dr Denise Taylor is an environmental and wildlife conservation professional with a focus on large carnivores, and in particular wild canids. She was awarded her PhD as a mature student in 2012 in the field of environmental education from the University of Nottingham.  Denise has written books and papers on environmental education and canid conservation, and more recently has been involved in education projects on badger conservation in the UK. As an entrepreneur, Denise is the owner and managing director of Bridge PR & Media Services Limited, where she also delivers educational workshops on marketing strategy, and writing content... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781526489418