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Important announcement – please read carefully.

The International Centre is now open, and our hours of operation for Humber North, Humber Lakeshore and the Humber International Graduate School are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Our phone lines are also operational.

While you can come to the International Centre for advice and help, students will not be able to book individual 1-1 appointments in person for now. We will let you know when this option is available once we have a confirmed date. If you need to speak with someone from the admissions or student advising team, you can request a virtual appointment through the Contact form

The Return to Campus microsite provides important information, health and safety measures, and resources for individuals coming to campus.

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

Planning to begin your studies at Humber? Here's what you need to know about study permits, refunds, and post-graduation work permits. Current approximate application processing time is approximately six weeks.

If you have any questions please get in touch by using this Contact Form. Please check Humber Updates for the most up-to-date information. Please also check Humber College’s and Humber Global’s social media accounts.

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