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Linear note-taking

One way to make notes from texts is to use a linear notetaking system. The linear system of note-taking involves several simple steps.

Step 1

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?

Step 2

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


Organising the information



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