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Doctoral Research & Writing Guide


Reading is a time-intensive activity, so you want to get the most out of that invest in time by developing great note-taking strategies. There are many different note-taking strategies that you can use. Find the one that works best for you and stick to it! To choose note-taking strategies, consider these questions:

  • How can I make sure that my notes are clear and useable to my future writing?
  • How can I take notes in a way that allow me to see the patterns, trends, and themes in my field?
  • What citation management software works best for my research and writing approach, and what tools of this software will help me best?
  • What are the limitations or disadvantages of my note-taking system, and how could I address these?

Video: Notetaking Strategies for Doctoral Students

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