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Top Tips for Note-Taking

Note-taking is such a valuable and necessary skill for students. This "Beginner's Guide" to note-taking introduces how to take meaningful notes, paraphrase, and cite sources with a focus on note-taking from written materials and Web sites. A definition and examples of plagiarism are included as well.

I used this as part of a mini-lesson to complement to research projects with upper elementary students, and it served as a helpful checklist when we practiced note-taking from sample articles and book excerpts. I hope that you will find it useful as well!