Learning How to Take Notes

4 QEC Method

Question, Evidence, Conclusion

Q/E/C stands for Question/Evidence/Conclusion, and the main purpose of this system is to structure all of your notes into question, evidence, and conclusion formats that you can then compile into one big study guide. Besides reducing the amount of unnecessary information transcribed into your notes, the Q/E/C system creates a clear and obvious interrelation between the topic, conclusion, and the stream of facts and arguments that connect the two. Furthermore, this note-taking system is two-in-one, since, besides helping you organize information while you are reading or attending your lectures, you’re also creating valuable study materials to use during revision.