Taking notes from readings

There are different note taking options to keep track of your reading for assignments:

  • Note taking apps (good for adding images, graphs, pdf attachments, etc)
  • Reading grids (good for comparing research findings)
  • Three column method (good for adding examples and follow up questions)

Example notes using OneNote


Note taking apps

OneNote (free to AUT students with Office 365)


PDF expert

Adobe Reader

Reading grids

Reading grids

Three column method




Taking notes from readings (1:52)

Video script (pdf)


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