How to Take Notes

by Maggie March

Take notes that will help you excel in school.


  • Highlighters
  • Pens
  • Flashcards
  • Notebook
  • Sticky notes
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather desired materials such as highlighters, pens, pencils, etc.

    Step 2

    Determine whether you are a visual, auditory, or tactile learner and find the type of note-taking style best for you.

    Step 3

    Set up your notes with the date and title.

    Step 4

    Try to make your notes as concise as possible.

    Step 5

    Do not copy directly. Use your own words.

    Step 6

    Pay special attention to the resources/hints your teacher gives you.

    Step 7

    Include visual aspects such as color and diagrams.

    Step 8

    Review and use sticky notes to add information or ask questions.

    Step 9

    Create a mind-map visual to connect the big ideas.

    Step 10

    Use flashcards as a tool for studying your notes.