WHY TAKE NOTES? How is your current strategy working? Any challenges?
CORNELL METHOD Let’s try it….
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?
OTHER METHODS Which of these strategies are worth trying? Graphic organizers and Mind Mapping Addressing specific issues
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES There is more great information about note-taking on the FYE and CAPS webpages:
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
NOW LET’S TRY MIND-MAPPING…. Video
WHICH METHODS DO YOU LIKE? Take a few moments to wrap up your notes, then let’s see how we did…
QUESTIONS? Sharon Cronin Director Center for Academic Planning and Support