How To:

Take Notes

There are many tips or strategies for taking notes. Try various formats, such as the Cornell method or mind mapping. If you take notes electronically with a laptop or tablet, check out our Digital Learner Guide for more resources.

Read Textbooks and Journal Articles

Improve your reading retention with these helpful tips. SQ5R method helps you tackle any piece of text. Use the SQ5R method to get more out of reading a journal article and learn strategies to help you understand a journal article.


Sitting near the front and centre of class can help minimize distractions and help you focus. There are many active listening and memory strategies. Take time to determine what works best for you!