Tips and Techniques for Taking Notes in Class
2010 The Writing Center at GULC.
Taking notes is a crucial skill for law students. In law school, your notes are your record of what was covered by your professor. They offer your professors perspective, which is unavailable in any commercial outline, and they will be one of your primary sources for studying for your exams. Effective note taking can help you discover not only what your professor finds significant and what is likely to be on the exam, but also the larger, primary themes and issues of the course. This outline provides tips and techniques that may be useful for taking notes in your classes at the Law Center.