One way to make notes from texts is to use a linear notetaking system. The linear system of note-taking involves several simple steps.
Identify the purpose of your note-taking. Are you trying to gain a broad understanding of a topic or are you reading to find specific information to use in an assessment task such as an essay?
Before note-taking, skim the text to identify relevant information. If you are using a photocopy or your own text, highlight the relevant information, eg keypoints and minor points.
To help you find main points when reading texts, look at Effective Reading Skills
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