Some Tips for Effective Note Taking:
Use Note Sheets where you can - they will allow you to keep track of your resources and stay organized throughout your research process.
Big ideas: write down the main ideas
Abbreviate: use abbreviations for words that occur regularly
Space: leave room between ideas; this will allow you to go back and add more later
Review: don't forget to study your notes often; you don't want to forget what you were researching.
**Remember: an effective research process should be well-paced and thought out.
**Go slow, steady and don't forget to review your research!!