Cornell Notes A Method that Works!
Set it Up! First, take out a piece of lined paper and fold the left edge to the center of the page. Second, take out a variety of colored pens and a highlighter. Third, write your full heading and the topic of the notes. In this case: Cornell Notes. Left Edge fold line
Learn by Doing Lets practice taking notes!
First & Last Name Key of the Month Teacher Name/ Class Date Cornell Notes L R Making your own notes: asking questions, comments, pictures, new vocabulary Taking Notes from the teacher: concepts examples information Facts Definitions 2”
What Do Good Notes Look Like? What are some colors I can use? Why use color? Can I use a highlighter? The use of color helps you organize and remember your notes. Go back and Highlight important facts
Wait, there's more! Always put a space between “chunks” of information. This makes your notes easier to read and it helps break up the material in smaller units. What are some colors I can use? Why use color? The use of color helps you organize and remember your notes.
Final Tip! Use pictures, graphs, charts, and other images to help you remember difficult information. Pictures, like color, provide an additional stimulus when studying.
Can I use both sides of the paper? Can I use pencil? Can I use abbreviations? No. Use only the front. Ink bleeds through the paper and distorts your notes. Even though pencil can erase, it is not a good choice. Pencil smudges and fades; it also smears when highlighted. (Exceptions in math) Yes. Abbr. when poss. & paraphrase. Write these on the left. Commonly Asked Questions
Summary At the bottom of the page, draw a horizontal line. Write a brief summary of the information covered in this lesson. Summary
History of Cornell Notes • Developed in 1949 at Cornell University by Walter Pauk. • Adopted by most major law schools as the preferred note taking method in response to frustration over student test scores.
Why take notes? • Cornell note taking stimulates • critical thinking skills. • Note taking helps students • remember what is said in class. • Organized notes make it easier • to review material for tests. • Writing is a great tool for learning.
Who takes Cornell Notes? • Students at high schools, colleges, and universities throughout the world use Cornell notes to improve their grades.