When gathering information for your assignments and before you begin to take notes, determine your purpose for taking notes. While taking notes, it is particularly valuable to record how and where you might use the information and ideas you have located. For help in finding sources see the Research Strategies module.
Ask yourself each question below and click on the sections to learn more.
How will what I note now be useful to me later?
Will I still need to go back to the original source?
How does this information relate to my topic?