TABS - Reading and Notemaking

  • 5 Active Reading Strategies

    5 Active Reading Strategies for Textbook Assignments - College Info Geek

  • Link to Lifehack article
  • Link to Balabolka site


    Free downloadable text reader for PC.

  • Link to ClaroSpeak website


    Import or type text and hear it read out loud. Change voice, background colour, font and spacing (iOS - free).

  • Coogle

    Coggle is an online tool for creating and sharing mindmaps. It works online in your browser: there's nothing to download or install.

  • Cornell Notes

    Cornell Notes - Fillable Fields

    Free, downloadable Cornell Notes template - this pdf file can be edited so you can type in notes.

  • Evernote

    Organise notes into notebooks. Add images, sketches, lists and webclips. Access anywhere. Available across a range of platforms.

  • How to take notes in Class: 5 Best Methods

    YouTube Video explaining five different methods for taking notes in lectures (but can also apply to notes from reading).

  • Link to book in Library catalogue

    How to use your reading in your essays

    How to quote, paraphrase and summarise sources. Has real examples of students' writing and information about common errors.

  • Link to Notability.


    Use Notability to take and organise notes. Can sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, record audio, add images and webclips. Note - has a cost (under £10). Detailed guide here.