2 Share with Students : Teacher Discussion - How did you learn the skill of note taking?How did this skill contribute to your success in school and college?
3 Writing is a great tool for learning! Why take notes?R EMEMBERE XAMINEP REPAREO RGANIZER EVIEWT HINKWriting is a great tool for learning!
4 Why take notes?Notes helps students Remember what is said (lecture) or read (books)Notes help us Examine what is important from classes and texts.A good set of notes can help students Prepare for tests outside of the classroom.
5 Why take notes?Good Notes help students Organize a lot of information in a small area.Helps student Review by getting them to look at their notes at least 3 times.Note taking makes you Think about what you are learning and reading !Writing is a great tool for learning!
6 Four Types of CMHS notes Double-Column NotesCornell NotesQuick WritesMind Maps
7 Details and Facts (many) Main Ideas (Few)Details and Facts (many)
8 large right hand column. Set up your D-C Notes:MAIN IDEASCome in theLeft column:Only a FEWIDEASGo here !Don’t forget the heading:Name, Class, Period, Date, TopicDetails go here, in thelarge right hand column.A 3 to 4 sentence summary down there on the bottom of the last page of notes
9 Topic Main Idea Details Summary of Today’s Key Ideas First & Last Name Class TitlePeriodDateTopicDetailsSummary of Today’s Key IdeasMain Idea
10 Topic: Civil War Generals Key Places North Wins U.S. Grant: North Troy BoltonU.S. HistoryPeriod 8October 10Topic: Civil WarU.S. Grant: NorthRobert E. Lee: SouthGettysburg BattlefieldAppomattox CourthouseAtlanta, GeorgiaMore People / SoldiersBetter Supplies / WeaponsMore Resources / MoneyGeneralsKey PlacesNorth WinsSummary: The North won the Civil War because they had more resources, more money and better supplies – not necessarily because their soldiers fought harder or better.
11 Biology Notes in High School AnthropodsBiology Notes in High School
13 Practice TimeLet’s get out a sheet of note paper and get ready to practice Double-Column Note Taking
14 Assignment & Instructions In the smaller left hand column, write down the few BIG IDEAS from the reading.In the large, right hand column, write down the details and small facts from the text.
15 Compare notes with a partner. Finish Your D-C Notes:Compare notes with a partner.Talk about what you wrote and why. Look for gaps & missed info.Both partners should feel free to add to their notes.
16 Note Taking Session Two Review Double Column NotesIntroducingCornell College NOTESKey: Cornell Notes are a sophisticated and high level form of thinking and note taking !
17 History of Cornell Notes 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.
18 Possible Test Questions : (Diagram copied during lecture – any style ) ExamplePossible Test Questions :(Diagram copied during lecture – any style )How do the ticks find the cattle?Why don’t the ticks usually kill their host?How could tick infestations in cattle impact humans?
19 large right hand column. What goes where?Questions,subtitles,etc. go here,in the lefthand column.Remember,we wanthigher levelcriticalthinkingquestions.Don’t forget the heading:Name, Class, Period, Date, TopicNotes go here, in thelarge right hand column.A 3 to 4 sentence summary down there on the bottom of the last page of notes
20 Biology Notes in High School AnthropodsThese ideasare addedAFTER thelecture !Biology Notes in High SchoolThe summaryis added at theend of the class
21 Physics Notes in College during theclass lectureafter theclassPhysics Notes in College
22 Practice TimeLet’s get out a sheet of Cornell note paper and get ready to practice the skill.
25 HeadingStep Three: Skim ArticleLook for Organization!MainDetailsSummary
26 HeadingStep Three: Skim ArticleLook for Organization!MainDetailsBig Idea 1Big Idea 2Big Idea 3Summary
27 Assignment & Instructions With your partner(s), create questions in the left hand column.These questions should elicit critical thinking skillsDon’t ONLY use literal level questions !!!
28 Assignment & Instructions On your own, in the space provided at the bottom of the page, complete a 3 or 4 sentence summary of what you wrote in your notes.(the summary…)
29 Formal Notes May reflect headings in PowerPoint lectures What if my teacherGIVES me notes asa formal outline ?May reflect headings in PowerPoint lecturesLeave room on the left for questions & diagramsLeave plenty of room within the outline for student note-taking
31 on what you are learning in class. Writing in your learning log is a Learning LogsA writing technique to help focuson what you are learning in class.Writing in your learning log is agreat way to use writing as aprocess of discovery and forclarification of ideas.
32 Learning LogsWriting logs are perfect for the end of each class period.They are also great at home for reviewing the “big ideas” from today’s lessons, lectures, and readings.
33 method of THINKING while you are reading challenging text! Quick WritesQuick Writes are a nice, simplemethod of THINKING while youare reading challenging text!By using the Quick Write idea,you will be more likely topay attention and learn keyideas from your textbooks.
34 Speaker says: “Hippocrates, a Greek who is considered to be the Note Taking TipsSpeaker says: “Hippocrates, aGreek who is considered to be theFather of modern medicine, wasBorn on the island of Cos in460 B.C.”Notes say: “Hippocrates (Gr.)Father of med. B. Cos 460BC”
35 Two Note Keys Don't Write It All ! Use White Space ! Abbreviations Omit Common WordsUse Notehand (IM style)They r 2 b grwn outsdrdng ntbks du tmrowUse White Space !
36 IM Style Notes: Active Reading Troy Student English Class October 8, 2007IM Style Notes: Active ReadingNotesSubSearch4 typs v nt-tkng systmsd-c ntscrnll ntsMnd MpQck WrtMrkg * txtSb = b4 / skm & scnSrch = drng rdng (actv)PS = Para / SumA secret to note taking is keeping it short & simple
37 Tips on Taking Text Notes Be Aware of Textbook OrganizationLook for the pattern in elements like chapter /subsection headings, summary points, graphicsKnow where to find the index and glossary
38 Tips on Taking Text Notes Use the text style to identify important pointsBecome familiar with the font, symbols, borders, graphics, colors, and layout that highlight main ideas or termsBe alert to the writer's goal: highlight ideas/ references /opinions that seem significant to their point of view
39 Tips on Taking Text Notes Take notes while readingInclude headings, key terms, & graphicsTake down only the important ideas: brief, but clearSummarize in your own wordsUse symbols to highlight for reviewUse textbook review questions to develop study questions
40 Tips on Taking Text Notes Review textbook notesIdentify main ideasFill in details for better understandingIdentify unclear information and/or questions - collaborate for answersDelete unnecessary informationReview note organization; add symbols or rewriteWrite a summary
41 Tips for Studying with Notes Make use of the formatCover the right side of your notes; review and answer study questions from the left using the right side as an answer keyQuiz yourself out loudCover the right side with blank paper; write out answers to the left column study questions
42 Tips for Studying with Notes Write!Write summaries of the most important material in the summary/reflection sectionWrite a quiz for others using notes; exchange and correctWrite anticipated test questions beyond those already in the left-hand column and write answers
43 Tips for Studying with Notes ReviewLook over notes frequently to keep information and questions still unanswered fresh in mindRecite information from notes
45 Mind Maps Use pictures & visuals No More than SEVEN arms Every Arm a New ColorMindMapsHow can I group the key points and ideas ?Use pictures & visualsLook for categories & concepts
46 Tips for Studying with Notes Study in a GroupExchange notes with others to flesh out information and understandingUse notes in study groups to provide a common ground of material for reference and reviewRewrite notes if necessary
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