Types of Notes
You'll be taking notes from your sources in order to add realistic details to your story. To keep them organized, think about taking notes from these main subject areas. Check the box at the top right of this page to see how to organize your notes in NoodleTools.
"State of the Place," etc.
Taking Notes with NoodleTools
1. Use the "Notecards" feature of NoodleTools to organize your notes.
2. Create a new project, and use MLA as the citation style and Junior as the level.
3. You don't have to fill in every box on the notecard! Use one notecard for a quote, idea, or item you'd like to include in your story.
4. Make sure to use the "Source" field to link your notecard with a source in your bibliography. That way you avoid plagiarism.
5. Title your notecards according to what type of note you're taking (Religion, Politics, Background Details, Art/Architecture, Food, Etiquette, Traditions, History, Home/Family Environment, 5 Senses, Geography, "State of Place.") Because you can't have two notecards with the same title, title one "Food 1" and the next food note "Food 2" and so on.
6. By dragging all of your "Food" notecards on top of each other, you can put your notecards on specific topics in piles. This will help you organize your notes.
7. Don't forget to share your project with your teacher.