The notes in the book are on the opposite page - this avoids annoying flicking backwards and forwards. The notes are of just the right length and detail. Other people in my class bought the Arden which was way too many notes than you would ever need. This is just right! If you are doing English Lit then the exam tips would be great for you, I am doing combined and they don't fit in, but I didn't buy this edition solely for the tips so I'm not fussed. Overall a great buy and it came quickly and in fab condition!