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Reasons to Take Notes

1.    It helps you to remember information.

2.    It helps you to concentrate in class.

3.    It helps you prepare for tests.

4.    Your notes are often a source of valuable clues for what information the teacher thinks is most important.

5.    Your notes often contain information that cannot be found elsewhere for example, in your textbook.



1.    Concentrate on the lecture or on the reading material.

2.    Take notes consistently.

3.    Do NOT try to write down every word. Select what is most important.

4.    Translate ideas into your own words.

5.    Organize notes into some sort of logical form.

6.    Write down only the major points and important information.

7.    Write legibly because the notes will be useless if you cannot read it.

8.     Don't be concerned with spelling and grammar.


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A "citation" is the way you tell your readers that certain material in your work came from another source. It also gives your readers the information necessary to find that source again. The following information must be provided:

1.    information about the author

2.    the title of the work

3.    the name and location of the company that published your copy of the source

4.    the date your copy was published

5.    the page numbers of the material you are borrowing


For more information on Citations please visit the following sites:

Citation Machines

Citation Machines are websites which assists users in creating accurate citations.


A footnote is a piece of text which, for some reason, cannot be accommodated within the main body of the document and which is therefore placed elsewhere. It is placed at the bottom of the page. 

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Plagiarism is the act of taking another person's writing, conversation, song, or even idea and passing it off as your own. This includes information from web pages, books, songs, television shows, email messages, interviews, articles, artworks or any other medium. Some may see it as borrowing and copying someone else’s original ideas. However, it is an offense which has penalties.

The effects of Plagiarism

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