Note-taking is a skill that people use their whole life. I have seen a gap in what teachers expect students to do, and the skill set that students have. How many times have we just assumed that students are able to take notes? I created Note-Taking in Easy Steps. . .for those times that I am not given a lot of minutes in the classroom during research. I do, however, change the order of the steps and some of the wording depending on the project.