Thématique: Evaluating sources
Making reading notes
The art of capitalizing on your documentary research
  • Making reading notes
Which of the following are useful for reading notes? (check all that apply)
Which of the following are true? (check all that apply)
In which cases would it be useful to have a logbook as well as reading notes? (select only one)
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If you’re like Anna and have forgotten what reading notes are for and how to write them, here is some information that will jog your memory.

Remember, this tool will help you track your readings and will help you save their contents for further reflection.

A reading note usually contains:

  • A complete reference for the document (title, author, etc.)
  • Keywords
  • Your summary
  • Useful quotations (including page numbers)

It might seem tedious to create reading notes for everything you read, but it will save you lots of time when you’re ready to write your paper.