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Important announcement – please read carefully.

Effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers, including international students, will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada. For more information on this new travel condition, see Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travellers coming to Canada

In response to the City of Toronto's lockdown, Humber's International Centre offices are closed for in-person visits and phone services until further notice. To contact us online, please use our Contact Form

Students can find a complete list of programs with downloads including program and course details at Current Student Resources

For information on which services on campus remain open, please monitor Humber Updates

We will continue to process applications for upcoming intakes. Current approximate application processing time is approximately six weeks. Please check Humber Updates for the most up-to-date information. Please also check Humber Colleges and Humber Global’s social media accounts.

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Humber College's COVID-19 Readiness Plan Approved

EFFECTIVE NOTE-TAKING

Do I need to write this down?

Your professors at Humber will expect you take notes in class and will give assignments and tests that reflect material covered in class. Many professors will put their PowerPoint presentations on BlackBoard, but these do not necessarily include their full lecture notes, examples, stories or videos. 

Be sure to continue to take notes during class activities, discussions, videos or Q&A sessions.


How do I know what is important?

Write what your professors emphasize by:

  • Writing anything presented through visual aids.

  • Paying attention to verbal emphasis, change of tone, repetition and body language.

  • Taking note of any examples used to support an idea.

  • Important topics are also indicated by the time spent on an idea and the number of times an idea is repeated.

POPULAR NOTE-TAKING STRATEGIES

SHORTCUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR WRITING

  • With - w/
  • Without - w/o
  • Because - b/c
  • Page - P
  • Question - Q
  • Example - e.g.
  • Lost & need to follow up with the professor - ?
  • Increasing - 
  • Decreasing - 
  • Number - # or NO.
  • Before - b/4
  • Change - chg
  • Versus - vs.
  • Could - cd
  • Would - wd
  • Should - shd
  • Therefore - ...
  • Percent - %
  • Most important - ***
  • Important - *
  • And - +
  • Continued - con't
  • Parallel - //

8 NOTE-TAKING TIPS