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Effective Note-Taking Strategies

This guide contains information on how to effectively take notes for future reference.


The following sources were used to help create this guide:

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North Ridgeville City Schools. (n.d.). Note taking: The Cornell method.

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Thomas Frank. (2017, August 8). Taking notes: Crash course study skills #1. CrashCourse.