Take notes about what happens in the text, who is involved in the events, or when/where the events take place. These are facts and summaries so you can remember what you read.
Take notes on contextual and cultural references that are important in establishing the time and place in which the drama was written, the author’s background and opinions, and any societal values. Support your note with evidence from the text in the form of a cited quotation.
Take notes on how you feel about a particular event, character, or idea in the text. You can start this section of your notes off using the sentence starter “I feel…” or “I believe” or “I didn’t like”.
Take notes on why this particular section of reading is important in furthering the storyline, developing a character, or creating an impression on the reader. Think about the effect this section has on the reader. You may choose to start this section of your notes with phrases like: “These pages created a feeling of…” or “This section highlighted the idea of…” or “This act conveyed…”.