Note-Taking Assistance

One accommodation that may be included in an accommodation notification is a note-taker, which students are instructed to request no later than the third week of the quarter. Although some students feel comfortable approaching a classmate for notes, many students need your assistance to identify a note-taker so that their identity can remain anonymous. Students are instructed by AccessibleNU to approach their professor and explicitly request assistance in locating a note-taker. 

In these latter cases, AccessibleNU recommends that you utilize our Note-Taker Ad beow to make a class announcement, formulate an email to the class roster, and/or post an ad on Canvas. AccessibleNU will notify you when a note-taker is hired for your class; in the meantime, your reminders to the class about the need for a note-taker are greatly appreciated since note-takers are frequently difficult to locate and since AccessibleNU does not have access to class listservs. AccessibleNU may also contact you to facilitate the process of locating a note-taker.

Note-Taker Ad

A student registered with AccessibleNU (ANU) requires the assistance of a student note-taker for this course. ANU will pay note-takers $100 per course for a complete set of legible, well-formatted notes. Any student who is interested in the position should submit a two-page sample of their notes from the class they are applying to be a note-taker for to the ANU Center within the next week. Please send all sample notes as an attachment via email to accessiblenu@northwestern.edu. Please include your name, email address, course name, number and section of the course, and the professor and TA's name at the top of your notes or in the email body. Handwritten notes may be scanned and emailed, or brought to the ANU Center at 2122 Sheridan Road, Room 130. An ANU staff member will contact you if you have been hired.

Becoming a Notetaker

Students interested in becoming a notetaker must follow ANU's notetaker process.