Strategies, advice & apps for taking better notes

Effective note-taking is an important transferable skill, and one of the most important activities for students.

If you are new to note-taking, we would recommend starting with the first video on this resource. Thomas Frank from Crash Course Study Skills goes through the theory of effective note-taking, along with methods such as 'Outline', 'Cornell' and 'Mindmapping'.

There are also many note-taking applications that can make note-taking easier, and organise it efficiently for you; OneNote is included free for all students with Microsoft 365AudioNotetaker can be accessed for free on Classroom PCs, and Evernote is a premium service with some free features.

For more specific support, the University's Student Learning Service offer 1-2-1 online appointments to help improve your Reading and Note-taking. To arrange this please complete the study advice request form or email:

Related resources | Academic Study Skills | CrashCourse Study Skills | Time Management | GoConqr

Last updated on 30 August 2021