lightbulb Did you know as a UMD student you can serve as a peer note taker and that you can get paid to share your notes?
Note takers provide a valuable service to students with a peer note taking accommodation. Note takers are needed in lectures, discussions, and labs and are paid by the number of credits they take notes for. The goal of being a note taker is to capture all important information presented during (synchronous) classes – note takers are not asked to take notes on readings or other assignments.
To become a peer note taker you must:
- Be currently enrolled in a UMD course
- Apply through the ADS Portal for individual courses
- Upload a sample of your notes as a part of your application
Note: ADS students with any form of a note taking accommodation are not eligible to apply to be a peer note taker.
- Upload a sample note related to the course you are applying to take notes for
- For example, uploading math notes for a math course
- If you plan on handwriting your notes, upload a sample of handwritten notes
- Make sure the writing is legible and the scan is clear
- If you plan on typing your notes, upload a sample of typed notes
- List the date and course at the top of your notes
- Number each page of your notes
Review & Selection
After formally applying to be a note taker:
- An ADS student with a peer note taking accommodation will review uploaded sample notes.
- The ADS student personally selects their peer note taker.
- Once selected, the note taker will be contacted via email.
- Notes should be uploaded to the ADS Portal within 24 hours of the end of the class.
Important: Failure to upload your notes in a timely manner will impact your status as a note taker.