Note-Taking Services

Note-taking services are provided to any student who has registered with the Office of Disability Services, and has provided the documentation that supports this service. The note-taker coordinator will handle recruiting note-takers and collecting/forwarding all notes. The student note-taker will receive a stipend from ODS based on the service agreement they complete with ODS.

ODS will make copies of the note-taker’s notes, at no charge, in our office. With the increased use of laptops in classrooms, note-takers may also find it easier to simply email the notes to the note-taker coordinator for printing.

Note-taking strategies:

  • If possible, take some notes for yourself during class. This will reinforce the notes you receive from your note-taker. If your instructor uses Blackboard for class notes and power point presentations, download a copy to have with you in class.
  • Rewrite and organize your notes the same day as the class. This will help reinforce the material.
  • Show the notes to your instructor to see if the quality of notes is sufficient for the class