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1 NOTE-TAKING STRATEGIES SHARON CRONIN DIRECTOR, CAPS

2 WHY TAKE NOTES? How is your current strategy working? Any challenges?

3 CORNELL METHOD Let’s try it….

4 CORNELL METHOD More information… As you take notes, remember not to try to capture every word – summarize ideas in your own words or visually Dartmouth Note-taking Video - Cornell Method What did you think?

5 OTHER METHODS Which of these strategies are worth trying? Graphic organizers and Mind Mapping Addressing specific issues

6 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES There is more great information about note-taking on the FYE and CAPS webpages:

7 THE MAIN POINTS  Taking notes helps you remember information, especially if you focus on main points and important details  Reviewing notes and linking them to other information helps you learn  Summarizing and/or annotating notes saves time in studying  There are many methods for taking notes or working with them afterwards – the Cornell Method is the most commonly recommended, but experiment to see what works best for you  There are lots of resources if you’ve tried one strategy and feel its not been successful  If you struggle with learning /remembering information from your text or lectures, try these resources and/or come to CAPS to meet with an advisor

8 NOW LET’S TRY MIND-MAPPING…. Video

9 WHICH METHODS DO YOU LIKE? Take a few moments to wrap up your notes, then let’s see how we did…

10 QUESTIONS? Sharon Cronin Director Center for Academic Planning and Support


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