Adapted from Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching And Learning. (n.d.). Active reading strategies: Remember and analyze what you read. McGraw.Princeton.Edu. Retrieved March 11, 2022, from https://mcgraw.princeton.edu/active-reading-strategies
When you find a useful resource, be sure to take notes as you read to help you avoid accidental plagiarism. Whether you take notes on paper or in a note application, follow these guidelines to get the most from the article.
Remember that you MUST cite any words or ideas from your sources, whenever you use a quote, paraphrase, or summary!
In addition to notes about the content of the article, record the bibliographic entry for any citations that appear in the text the are reading.
This is an example in Word of one style of taking notes from a scholarly resource. Use whatever conventions work for you, but make sure that you understand when text is taken word-for-word from a source, when you are summarizing, when you are paraphrasing, and when the notes are your own thoughts. Scan the bibliography and copy over resources to locate and read! Don't forget page numbers!!