When taking notes ( i.e. times and names):
Pretend to make a telephone call and leave a message for yourself at home.
Go to the restroom and write down notes
Bring a crossword puzzle and write notes in the spaces. (Please do not do this for fine dining assignments. This is only for fast food or casual shops.)
Put a tape recorder in your jacket or purse.
Send a quick text message to your partner, or have your partner send you a message.
If you have a smart phone, you can discreetly use it to take notes.
Keep in mind that handwritten notes should never be taken in view of the staff, nor should the form ever be brought inside while you are completing your assignment.