Resource Spotlight: Taking Notes for Another Person

Note taking is the practice of capturing important pieces of information in a systematic way. Note taking is a commonly needed accommodation at both high school and postsecondary education levels, and in other situations requiring learning, including job sites and internships. Effective note taking for others is a skill acquired through training and strengthened through practice. The National Deaf Center (NDC) has two new resources for notetakers. While designed with the deaf community in mind, these resources will be useful for any notetaker:

  • Note Taking: An Introduction (PDF, 2 pages, 2019) provides information on why note taking is an important accommodation for deaf individuals as well as what characteristics to look for in a qualified note taker.
  • Note Taker Training is a free training module intended for student note takers at the high school or postsecondary level. The training defines the role of a note taker and provides useful strategies to provide accurate, comprehensive classroom notes for other students. This course is FREE and individuals receive a printable certificate upon completion of the training. The course is self-paced and can be taken any time. It’s designed to be completed over a week’s time.

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes website offers other resources and trainings – check it out!

Thanks to the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes website for the information in this post.