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Text Book Note Taking Tips

  1. Think about and Write a chapter question.
  2. Write the main argument.
  3. Include 4-7 bullet points of evidence with page numbers.
  4. Write your conclusion.

What it looks like:

Main Topic or Question

  • Example/evidence (page #)
  • Example/Evidence (page #)
  • Example/Evidence (page #)
  • Example/Evidence (page #)



  • Notes should be short. 
  • Pick out the main point(s) and put them in your own words. 
  • Do not re-write the text.

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