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Florida State University

Note Taking

In order to receive note taking assistance as an accommodation, students must be present for class and be attentive. In rare instances, the student may have an accommodation to receive notes when not present for class.

If a student has the in–class notetaking accommodation, faculty have several options in helping to insure that a note taker is found:

  • Option 1: Instructors may locate two in–class note–takers for the course; one to serve as the primary note-taker and the other to serve in the primary note–takers absence. NCR carbonless paper should be used by the note–takers and are available through the Student Disability Resource Center. Guidelines for doing so are included in the Note–taking Memo that is attached to the NCR note pads. The instructor would then forward them to the student within 24 hours of class.
  • Option 2: Instructors may locate two in class note-takers who take notes on laptop computer. The note takers would e–mail the notes to the instructor, or the student if the student’s email is provided in such a way that the student cannot be identified, at the conclusion of class. If forwarded to the instructor, the notes should either be forwarded to the student, posted in an accessible location (Blackboard or Website) or printed and provided to the student In order to receive this accommodation, students must be present for class and be attentive. This must be done within 24 hours of class.
  • Option 3: Instructors may give copies of classroom lecture notes, power point presentation, transparencies, or overheads that they use for daily lectures. Instructors may utilize Blackboard or by posting notes online. Power Point presentations, overheads and transparencies must be provided to the student prior to the lecture.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email the SDRC at or call (850)644–9569.

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