Helpful Abbreviations for Taking Notes

Helpful Abbreviations for Taking Notes: Develop an abbreviation list that you can work with. Here are some suggestions.


= is, is equal to, is the same

is not, is not equal to

goes to, or produces, results in

i.e. that is

e.g. for example


w/ with

w/o without

> is greater than

< is less than

n.b. note well, this is important

wrkg working (sometimes eliminating just the vowels may help)

belongs to, is a member of

does not belong to, is not a member of

is contained in

is not contained in


Note: you may want to write down what some of your abbreviations mean, especially acronyms, at the top of your page, e.g. FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act