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Secondary Library: Creating information

Notetaking help

Notetaking is an important first step in understanding, recalling and using information to use in your assignment or essay.

Maths note taking

Summarising chapters

Try the THIEVES method for thinking critically while taking notes from a chapter.




Every first sentence in a paragraph

Visuals and vocabulary

End of Chapter questions


For more details read this article by Lindsey Ellefson

Graphic Organisers

Graphic Organizers help you to process the new information you have found. They help you to make connections, compare and contrast, organize your thinking, create new meaning.

Graphic Organizers - Education Oasis - Over 60 organisers including Herringbone, Chain of events and Hierarchy charts 

Edit reference


Writing Help

How to write good paragraphs

How to write good essays



RMIT website with clear examples of how to write a TEEL paragraph

TEEL paragraph structure


Annotating texts

The Art of Annotation: Teaching Readers To Process Texts  Andrea Castellano 2024

From the Cult of Pedagogy comes a practical way to teach students how to annotate a text and for the gradual release of responsibility. Google Doc templates included.


Through this video learn about character development, setting the tone and mood, developing the plot and tension.

SLV Essay writing skills

Academic Essay Writing for Beginners