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Resources for Classroom Participation and Note-taking

Classroom participation

Reed Magazine's "The Art of the Conference"

This recent story features interviews from Reed faculty. It's a good introduction to the conference at Reed from the faculty point of view.

Academic Support Services 

Academic Support Services provides resources on Making the Most of Conference and Tips for Class Discussions.

MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

This program has a great list of public speaking tips that are helpful for both class presentations and preparing for conference.


Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services offers a helpful guide to note-taking that also discusses the differences between taking notes in lectures and in discussion.


Notability is an inexpensive app for Macs and iOS that allows the user to sync written and audio notes. Other popular note organization apps, like Evernote and OneNote, offer similar capabilities at premium levels. Be sure to check with your professor before recording lectures.

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