Note taking is one of the most important skills that you can have when trying to obtain a 4.0 GPA or when trying to improve your current GPA. I’m not sure why, but students are just expected to know how to take notes when they arrive at college. There’s no orientation on the subject, there’s no class. It’s a situation of *poof* here’s your instructor. Now, start writing. Here are my secrets to taking good, reliable class notes.