GPLL39 - Note-taking for Grad Students


Effective note-taking is a key part of succeeding as a graduate student. In this workshop, we will discuss how to keep on top of your graduate studies by developing efficient note-taking and organization strategies.

It is important to go into every reading and research project with a note-taking plan. During this workshop, participants will practice clarifying their reading objectives, be introduced to a number of different note-taking tools, and have the opportunity to learn from one another’s methods.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of effective note-taking
  • Discern which note-taking strategies are most effective for their learning needs
  • Plan and practice their own organizational strategies
  • Confidently use a number of different note-taking methods and tools

Leaders Information

This workshop is led by Eileen Holowka.

Eileen Mary Holowka is a writer and PhD candidate currently studying the intersections of social media and chronic illness. She has worked in game design and literary publishing, and her academic writing includes work on Instagram, affect theory, chronic pain, and memes.