take notes

take notes

Also, make notes. Record one's observations or what one hears in order to help recall them later. For example, Jim never takes notes in class and I think he'll regret it, or The decorator made notes of window measurements and other dimensions. [Mid-1500s] Also see take note.
See also: note, take
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According to the Doily Times Herald in Carroll, Iowa, a judge has barred a Times Herald reporter from taking notes at a vehicular homicide trial, District Judge James Richardson said a reporter's scrawls could "influence the jury in that they might think something is important if they see me writing," reporter Jared Raney said, Raney said Judge Richardson told him to file an expanded media request, which is commonly required to use cameras, camcorders and other electronic devices in Iowa courtrooms, if Raney wanted to take notes on paper, Such requests often take more than a week to gain approval.
Take notes from important events, including meeting minutes.
Suzanne Tomlin, meanwhile, has her class take notes and pictures whether they are going to the beach or the theater.
We use the handhelds now on almost every field trip," she says, "because we have the ability to take the pictures, take notes, and come back and have wonderful discussions on what we were out there on that field trip for.
One of President Clinton's top aides, after telling Congress he didn't take notes on a key Whitewater strategy meeting, belatedly produced his long-sought jottings Friday night.
Now students, professionals, designers, boardroom executives, or anyone who takes notes during meetings or in the classroom can easily and affordably take notes and transfer notes to a PC, making an old-fashioned notebook obsolete.
The company unveiled the new Logitech(R) ioTags(TM) feature, part of a software update to the Logitech(R) io2(TM) Digital Writing System, which allows people to use basic handwritten symbols to identify tasks, calendar entries and e-mail as they take notes with digital pen and paper during a meeting.
WordLink lets users take notes in Word while recording or playing back audio, or while listening to live proceedings.