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 12, September 26, November 7, and November 21. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch from the Caf's "Grab 'n Go." RSVPs to are appreciated.

To supplement these workshops, students can call SOAR 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

When Technology in the Classroom is Allowed...

Consolidating Information  

  • 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.


  • Bubbl: The lite version is free to use for creating your own mind maps almost effortlessly. Create an account and store all that you make.
  • MindMeister is an easy and efficient way to map your ideas and wherever they stem. The account setup itself is easy and a trial is free.