From Coder Merlin
Within these castle walls be forged Mavens of Computer Science ...
— Merlin, The Coder

Engineers (and engineers-to-be) are expected to be life-long learners, and students are expected and required to take initiative to research topics beyond what is provided in these pages. This skill is essential for survival in both the academic and "real" world.

A very helpful article about taking notes is available from Scott H. Young, here.