Students who find taking notes difficult can use a note taker. This service is based on volunteers.
The student is encouraged to take responsibility for arranging for note takers. Note takers and students are encouraged to participate in the Note Taking Workshop at the DRC. If you have difficulty finding an adequate note taker, talk to your DRC coordinator as soon as possible.
Students should try to get a note taker on the first day of class. Some ways to find a note taker are:
Exchange phone numbers with the note taker.
Carbon paper is available in the DRC office. Supply the paper unless the note taker prefers to use his/her own, then volunteer to help pay for the paper. Give the note taker enough supplies for several class sessions. At the end of the class period, get the copies from your note taker.
If more than one student in the class needs copies of the notes, bring the notes to the DRC to make copies. Fill out a "Request for Copies" and leave the notes. Copied notes will be left in the students' files.
Students with severe visual impairments may choose to have photocopies made instead of using carbon paper. Bring the notes to the DRC office for copying. This can be done on a weekly basis if preferred by you or the note taker.
A note taker is not a substitute for class attendance. A note taker is not obligated to give you notes from classes you miss. If you must miss a class, call your note takers and ask if they would please take notes for you that day. If you are absent from class and do not have notes for that day, like any other student, you may ask to copy another student's notes or photocopy them at your own expense.
Have the instructor review the notes for accuracy and consistency early in the semester to assure that the notes are sufficient. You may also want to ask the instructor to review them periodically during the semester.
Note: The DRC provides a copy service for classroom notes ONLY. Any copying for personal and/or study needs is the student's responsibility.