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Student Services: Academic Support

Student Academic Support Services (SASS) is the place to go if you need help succeeding academically. Located in Pope John Paul II Center, Room 210, we provide tutoring, testing services, disability services, and more.

A student who is taking notes in class

PJP II Building with the Clock Tower patio fountain

Note Taking Techniques

Make Note Cards for...

  1. Terminology (term on front and definition on back)
  2. Steps of a Process (on front write process steps are referring to and on back write each step stage and a brief description)
  3. Parts of Items (show relationship between items on back)


  1. Formal ( as if you were outlining a book)
  2. Informal (use bullets to emphasize main ideas and sub-points)
  3. Abbreviation (use abbreviation on words often used)
  4. Review Notes After Test (add or highlight information that was on the test to notes)

Cornell Note Page

  1. Make a margin on the left side of the paper
  2. Take notes from lecture on the right side of the margin
  3. Upon reviewing notes, in the right margin write out key points, words, or questions from your lecture notes.