Here are some of our favorite abbreviations for note taking:

General abbreviations:

aka = also known as, another name for…

a.m. = morning

bk. = book

b/c = because

ch or chpt = chapter

co. = company

diff = difference

e.g. = for example

esp = especially

hw = homework

i.e. = in other words

impt = important

info = information

mtg = meeting

no. or #= number

orig. = original, origin

p. or pg = page

p.m. = afternoon

poss. = possible

ppl = people

Q. or ? = question

re = regarding

rev. = review

vs. = against

w/ = with

w/o = without

yr = year

+ = and, also, in addition

– = without, minus

à = leads to, makes

~ or approx. =approximately

> = greater than

< = lesser than

# = number or pound

$ = dollar

@ = at

= increase, growth

= decrease, fall

* = important, special

∴ = therefore

^ = change

English Abbreviations:

abbr. = abbreviations

adj. = adjective

def. = definition

eng = english

lang. = language

para. or ¶ = paragraph

subj = subject

History Abbreviations:

cap = capitalism

dem = democracy

econ = economy

govt = government

hist or hx = history

lib = liberal

pol = politics

U.S. = United States

Math Abbreviations:

alg. = algebra

deg. = degree

e. = evens

eqn. = equation

max. = maximum

min. = minimum

o. = odd

prob. = problem

qty = quantity

% = percent

* = multiplication

Science Abbreviations:

Bio = biology

Chem = chemistry

sci. = science

yd. = yard

hr. = hour

min. = minute

sec. = second

g. = gram

mg. = milligram

m. = meter

mm. = millimeter

cm. = centimeter

l. = liter

v. = volume

temp. = temperature


About Skills 4 Life:

Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers a broad range of pediatric occupational therapy services in the Boulder & Denver area to help your child master age-appropriate developmental skills, become more independent, increase academic success & develop confidence. The experts at Skills 4 Life specialize in handwriting, keyboarding & executive function coaching, but also work with children on social & emotional learning, motor skills, self-regulation strategies & activities of daily living. Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers your child a safe, compassionate environment to learn the critical skills they need to be successful. Learn more about our team & services at www.skills4lifeot.com, or you can contact our office by email at karina@skills4lifeot.com or by phone at 303.351.1828 for a free consultation.