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Feb 08, 2018
Cornell note taking stimulates
critical thinking skills.
Note taking helps students
remember what is said in class.
A good set of notes can help
students work on assignments
and prepare for tests outside of
Good notes allow students to help
each other problem solve.
Good Notes help students organize
and process data and information.
Helps student recall by
getting them to process
their notes 3 times.
Writing is a great tool for learning!
Developed in 1949 at Cornell
University by Walter Pauk.
Designed in response to frustration
over student test scores.
Meant to be easily used
as a test study guide.
Adopted by most major law schools
as the preferred note taking method.
--2 Inches-- After the lecture,
write questions in this column for each main point in the record column.
Record patterns of main idea and
support in your own words when possible.
to show the relationships between main ideas and
After the questions,
3 to 4 sentence summary across
the bottom of the last page of the days notes
Record Column Write main ideas and supporting material in
the right column
Record notes in paragraphs, skipping lines to
Titles & keywords= topics main ideas
Transition words/phrases introduce details
First, most, some, this is called, there are two types
Use abbreviations to get the full idea.
Leave spaces between ideas so you can
fill in more later.
see how ideas relate to one another
Develop a code system of note-marking to indicate questions, comments, important points for example,
Use different colors distinguish between different parts of your notes.
Mark unfamiliar vocabulary & unclear ideas in unique ways
Circle ideas that are still unclear
Make sure you can understand what you have written and if needed, make corrections.
Use drawings, arrows or other organizers to help you see concepts and relationships between them
Note taking Tips
Note taking Tips
Use indentations to distinguish
between major and minor points.
Put most notes in your own words,
formulas , definitions, and specific facts
Use abbreviations and symbols
Never use a sentence when you can use a phrase, or a phrase when you
can use a word.
Speaker says: Hippocrates, a
Greek who is considered to be the
Father of modern medicine, was
Born on the island of Cos in
Notes say: Hippocrates (Gr.)
Father of med. B. Cos 460BC
Write questions in the left column of your notes to quiz yourself on the material.
Write questions in the question column on the
same line as the item the question addresses
in the record column
Write a question for each new
Write questions for details on which
you think your professor will quiz you.
Answer your questions in the left column.
Cover the Record Column.
Read your questions in the Question Column
Using your own words, answer your questions out loud.
Uncover your notes and check what you have said against the facts.
This will help transfer ideas to your long-term memory!
Keep it short!
Write in your own words.
Try to remember what your notes were
about dont read your notes as youre
writing your summary!
Review to improve your memory.
If you spend 10 minutes every week or so in
a quick review of your notes,
you will retain most of what you have studied
you wont have to cram during an all-nighter
you will relate the facts and ideas to
present lectures or readings.
May reflect headings in
Leave room on the left
for questions and
Leave plenty of room
within the outline for
during lecture) (Questions
about it ) How do the
ticks find the
Why dont the
kill their host?
Example Here is the text.
In the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, there are four main characters including one that may not really
exist. The first and most important character is
Ichabod Crane. He is an ambitious schoolteacher,
who hopes to marry the second character, Katrina
Van Tassel. Katrina is the handsome daughter of a
wealthy farmer. The third character is Brom Bones.
He is Ichabods rival for Katrinia, and he is also well
known for his practical jokes. The fourth and final
character is the frightening, ghostly figure of the
Headless Horseman, who terrifies Ichabod into
running away. But Irving strongly hints that this might
simply be another of the characters in disguise.
Here are the notes:
Real or not?
Might be who?
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 4 Main Characters
1. Ichabod Crane
Wants to marry Katrina
2. Katrina Van Tassel
Beautiful daughter of wealthy farmer
3. Brom Bones
Also wants to marry Katrina
Well known for practical jokes
4. Headless Horseman
Scares Ichabod away
Might be another character [Brom?] in disguise
Sleepy Hollow has 4 important characters to the story.
Ichabod Crane, a teacher, who wants to marry Katrina
Van Tassel, a daughter of a wealthy farmer. Another
character, Brom Bones, also wants to marry Katrina and
is Ichabod rival. The fourth character is the Headless
Horseman, who frightens Ichabod into running away,
may secretly be another one of the characters.
Your questions should reflect:
Info you dont understand or
want to discuss with your
Info you think would go good
on an essay test.
Write summaries of the most important
material in the summary/reflection
Write a quiz for others using notes;
exchange and correct
Write anticipated test questions
beyond those already in the
left-hand column and write
Cover the right side of your notes;
review and answer study questions
from the left using the right side as an
Quiz yourself out loud
Cover the right side with blank
paper; write out answers to
the left column study
Make use of the format
Look over notes frequently to
keep information and questions
still unanswered fresh in mind
Recite information from notes
Exchange notes with others to flesh
out information and understanding
Use notes in study groups to provide a
common ground of material for
reference and review
Rewrite notes if necessary
Study in a Group