Students who have been offered a note taking consultation should:
- Attend the first week of classes. Note the structure (pace of lecture, ratio of lecture to discussion/workshops, etc.) of each class. Ask your professors what materials they will be providing in class and/or posting on MyCourses.
- After a week or more of classes call 475-2023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation. Be prepared to access your course syllabi and talk about the format of each class.
- Attend your consultation. We’ll discuss each class and determine how best to support your needs.
If it is determined that a supplemental note taker is required for one or more of your classes:
- You will be contacted when the note taker is hired.
- You will access your notes at myaccess.rit.edu using your RIT username and password.
- If you encounter a problem with your notes: Inform the Disability Services Office ASAP using this form: Note-taking Feedback.
- If your schedule changes or if you determine that notes are no longer needed please inform us ASAP.
Please keep in mind that the DSO hires peer note-takers only. Note-takers are not responsible for handouts or other materials distributed by the professor. Notes should be considered supplements and are not a substitute for class attendance. There may be occasions when a note taker must be absent due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances - notes will not be provided in these cases.
Learn to be a better note-taker
Effective note-taking is a skill that can be developed and strengthened over time. Try some of these suggestions: