Information for Notetakers
Notetaking services are an accommodation beneficial for a number of highly varied disabilities. At SOU, our notetakers are students taking the same course as a student requesting the service, with the same stakes for having good notes. Our notetakers are usually highly motivated, thorough students who want to make a difference in their community. In return for their services, notetakers who successfully complete a quarter of services receive a $50 gift certificate to the Bookstore per course and priority registration for the following term as a thank you.
Notetakers scan or type their own class notes and upload them to our database. The requesting student's identity is kept confidential throughout this process, though the student has every right to choose to identify themselves to the notetaker if desired.
Want to be a notetaker?
It's simple! You'll be asked for your contact information and the classes you are taking. We'll then get in touch with you if there's a match between one or more classes you're taking and the classes we need covered. Notetakers are also eligible to borrow an AlphaSmart for the term, allowing you a quick and easy way to take your notes and upload them for the student who needs them and yourself! Click on the graphic to get started!
We recommend going through this Online Notetaker Training. Though it's titled "Notetaking for Students with Hearing Loss", the strategies are good ones for all students.