We distinguish between note-taking and note-making. Note taking is a is a passive process which is done at lectures Whereas note-making is more active and focused activity where you assimilate all information and make sense of it for yourself.Note-taking
Taking notes is an important process. It allows you to have a written record of the lecture which may not be in your textbook. It also ensures that you become an active and involved listener and learnerA more important reason for taking notes is that there is a direct relationship between what happens in lectures and what comes up in the exam. If the lecturer does not personally set the exam, it is likely that he/she will still submit a number of questions.When thinking about note-taking it is important to consider the lecturing style adopted by different lecturers. Some will prefer dictating, others will provide printed notes.