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Reading and note-taking


Click here for tips on taking notes, identifying patters and themes, then organising your notes into topic paragraphs.

Skim the text and identify:


When taking notes, consider using a method such as the Cornell method. While this video refers to exam prep, the Cornell method can be useful for research as well. Pay attention to:

  • General and specific subject
  • Hypothesis
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Summary of key points
  • Context
  • Significance
  • Important figures and tables
  • Cited references for follow up
  • Your comments
  • Related to other readings?


Subjects: Engineering / Chemical process engineering, Engineering / Civil engineering, Engineering / Computer and software systems engineering, Engineering / Electrical engineering, Engineering / Mechanical engineering, Engineering / Mechatronics engineering, Engineering / Medical engineering
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