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Linear notes.

HEAT Stage 3: Making reading more manageable.

3.4 Linear notes


Always start with reference details of your source. Make a note of page numbers in the margin.



  • Bullet points
  • Start a new line for each point
  • Leave space around each point- you may want to add something later
  • Write in your own words
  • Indicate quotations "when copying another writer's words" (author, date, page number)
  • Use abbreviations whenever possible



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