Student Success Strategies (including Note-taking) Workshop
Workshops featuring how to take and use your notes to create effective study strategies will be offered four times this semester. But don't wait -- go to the next available session! Each hands-on, customized-for-you workshop will take place on in the Biddle House Advising Lounge from 12:15-1:00 on the following Thursdays: September 13, September 27, November 8 and November 29. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch from the Caf's "Grab 'n Go." RSVPs to PeerAdvisors@dickinson.edu are appreciated.
To supplement these workshops, students can call the Learning Skills office at 717-245-1734 or go to a Peer Advisor at the Academic Advising desk in Biddle House to request one-on-one time management, organizational, and/or study strategy tutorial sessions with trained Peer Advisors, weekdays from noon to 4 p.m.
Strategic Note-taking Guidance
- Top Ten Note Taking Tips
- Improving Understanding By Taking Effective Notes
- 3 Stages of Note Taking + Cornell Notes and Mind Maps
- A Summary of Research on How (and Why) to Take Good Notes
- How to Create Study Guides of Notes to be Ready for Futures Tests: The "Corndog Method"
When Technology in the Classroom is Allowed...
- There are a number of note-taking apps, the most popular being: Evernote, OneNote, AudioNote, and Notability.
- Here is a review of 20 iPad Note Taking Apps.
- Note that you must first have permission before recording any classes!
- Evernote: Downloading Evernote enables you to save every website, document, picture, etc. to your Evernote collection and organize them with tags. Works with practically every computer, phone, and mobile device there it. Use Evernote to save your course syllabus, articles, notes, and power points so that you can access all that you may need for a given course in one location.