There are four different methods of taking notes on notecards:

Quotation Notes

  • Word for word from text
  • Always uses quotation marks
  • If anything is left out, ... is used
  • Quote from a quote

Summary Notes

  • Uses your own words
  • Uses complete sentences
  • Student's style

Outline Notes

  • Highlights factual information
  • Uses abbreviations

Combination Notes

  • Combines above formats
  • Usually most efficient format
  • Helps to begin writing paper