Students are often overwhelmed when taking notes from their textbook readings - they struggle to identify the most important concepts and often lose sight of the big picture in the process. Many end up with wordy, disorganized notes that are not especially useful when it comes to reviewing concepts and making concept connections. This document contains a template for a graphic organizer that students can use to organize their notes on individual concepts. Some students may like to use the template directly (digitally or by hand) for notetaking, while others may like to take notes first and then use the template to organize the main ideas afterward. The structure of the organizer guides the student to focus on the concept heading, major vocabulary, and main ideas. There is also a space for answering end-of-chapter concept questions and for writing down any questions the student wants to ask for clarification. Because this is a word document, students may expand the template to more than one page, but they should be cautioned to keep their notes as concise as possible. An exemplar is provided (based on Campbell Biology, 7ed). I use this in AP Biology, but it can be used in any subject.