I'm horrible at taking notes. My hand writing is awful and I always forget what the professor is saying (apparently I cannot write and listen).
What is your note taking strategies?
Your professor doesn't give you the slides? I would type notes in a laptop and record the lecture.
I never take notes in science courses since all of the information is in the textbook. If I see the professor write something useful on the board, I'll usually just take a picture of it with my phone.
For non-science courses, I just use my laptop and Evernote.