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Note Sharing

Note sharing is a cost-free alternative to note taking.  A note sharer will voluntarily provide a copy of their notes to the student.  Typically, the note sharer will also be registered in the course for which they are providing a copy of their notes.  Students are encouraged to find their own note sharer by:

Asking Around

If the student notices someone in their class that seems to be taking good notes, the student may ask if they are willing to share. 

  • If the notes are taken on a laptop, they can be emailed directly to the student.
  • If the notes are handwritten, Student Accessibility Services can provide carbonless copy paper, or the notes can be dropped off within our office to make photocopies.

Asking the Professor

Students may ask you if you are able to recommend another student to be a note sharer.

  • ​You may be able to offer suggestions of students who may be good note sharers, or ask the students directly with the student’s permission.
  • You may agree to make an announcement in class that a note sharer is needed and ask anyone willing to let you know outside of class.  This way the student’s identity will remain anonymous.

Student Announcement

If the student is not shy, he or she may ask that you allow him or her to ask the class if anyone is willing to share their notes.

  • ​The student can direct his or her classmates to approach him/her after class if no one agrees during the announcement (they may be shy too!).

Note sharing is a volunteer position and will be recognized on the note sharer’s Record of Student Development (Nipissing Extra-Curricular Transcript) and is a great volunteer opportunity.​
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