Information for Student Note Takers
Students at Reed who have documented disabilities can receive a variety of academic accommodations to ensure they have equal opportunity to participate in the academic program. A common accommodation gives a student access to notes taken in class by a fellow student. In these cases, Disability Support Services selects a student in the class to attend class, take notes, and scan and upload their notes to a dedicated note-sharing Moodle.
For detailed information about note taker responsibilities and stipends, please see our Note Taker Handbook.
Note Taking DOs and DON'Ts
- DO NOT take notes on unlined paper (unless you're very neat, in which case you can use unlined paper)
- DO NOT take notes on both sides of the page (but if you must, DO optimize scanner settings to minimize the effects of ink bleed-through)
- DO NOT take a photo of your notes rather than scanning them
- DO try to take notes like this!
- DO try a two-column or Cornell system of note taking!
- DO read the Note Taking Guidelines in the Note Taker Handbook!