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Note Taking

Get involved in the Laurier community with something you're already doing... taking lecture notes!

The Accessible Learning Centre provides a note taking support for students who have registered with the Centre and who have been approved for this classroom accommodation.

How Your Notes Help

The fundamental design of lectures can make note taking challenging for some students with disabilities. It is not uncommon for lectures and lecture rooms to have extraneous noise and distractions, uncomfortable chairs and few breaks, presentation of highly visual material, and fast-paced delivery of content. These factors can impede the ability of someone with chronic pain, ADHD, a learning disability or sensory impairment, for example, to take comprehensive notes.

By being a note taker, you can: 

  • Feel good about helping another student.
  • Improve your notes by being more conscious about what you're writing.
  • Receive valuable references for a job well done.
  • Gain experience to include on your resume and your Laurier Experience Record.

How to Apply

  1. Access the Online Note Taker application at ALC online.
  2. Fill in requested information to create your profile.
  3. Click the button "register as a note-taker" (you are now registered).
  4. Sign into ALC online using your Laurier user name and password 
    • This page is a different log in page than Step 1.
    • If you have difficulties logging in, try accessing the link in a new tab.
  5. Verify the correct term is displayed.
  6. Enter your course CRN (course registration numbers). If you do not know your CRN for your course, you can look them up in LORIS.
  7. Read, sign and submit your note taker contract.
  8. Verify that you entered your course information correctly and submit your class schedule.

If you are selected to be a note taker, we will email your email account.

Check your email regularly, as we are continuously assigning note takers throughout the term.

Note Taker Responsibilities

As a note taker, you have certain responsibilities to ensure your success as a volunteer. 

Your notes do not include any chapter or reading material, only lecture information.