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2 How did you learn the skill of note taking? How did this skill contribute to your success in school and college? Share with Students :

3 R EMEMBER E XAMINE P REPARE O RGANIZE R EVIEW T HINK Writing is a great tool for learning!

4 Notes helps students R emember what is said (lecture) or read (books) Notes help us E xamine what is important from classes and texts. A good set of notes can help students P repare for tests outside of the classroom.

5 Good Notes help students O rganize a lot of information in a small area. Helps student R eview by getting them to look at their notes at least 3 times. Note taking makes you T hink about what you are learning and reading ! Writing is a great tool for learning!

6 Four Types of CMHS notes Double-Column NotesDouble-Column Notes Cornell NotesCornell Notes Quick WritesQuick Writes Mind MapsMind Maps

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8 Details go here, in the large right hand column. MAIN IDEAS Come in the Left column: Only a FEW IDEAS Go here ! A 3 to 4 sentence summary down there on the bottom of the last page of notes Don’t forget the heading: Name, Class, Period, Date, Topic

9 First & Last Name Class Title Period Date Topic Main Idea Details Summary of Today’s Key Ideas

10 Troy Bolton U.S. History Period 8 October 10 Topic: Civil War Generals Key Places North Wins U.S. Grant: North Robert E. Lee: South Gettysburg Battlefield Appomattox Courthouse Atlanta, Georgia More People / Soldiers Better Supplies / Weapons More Resources / Money Summary: Summary: 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.

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13 Let’s get out a sheet of note paper and get ready to practice Double-Column Note Taking

14 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. 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 Notes Review Double Column NotesIntroducing Cornell College NOTES Cornell College NOTES Key: Cornell Notes are a sophisticated and high level form of thinking and note taking !

17 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 (Diagram copied during lecture – any style ) Possible Test Questions : 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 Notes go here, in the large right hand column. Questions, subtitles, etc. go here, in the left hand column. Remember, we want higher level critical thinking questions. A 3 to 4 sentence summary down there on the bottom of the last page of notes Don’t forget the heading: Name, Class, Period, Date, Topic

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22 Let’s get out a sheet of Cornell note paper and get ready to practice the skill.

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27 With your partner(s), create questions in the left hand column. These questions should elicit critical thinking skills ONLYDon’t ONLY use literal level questions !!!

28 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 May reflect headings in PowerPoint lectures Leave room on the left for questions & diagrams Leave plenty of room within the outline for student note-taking What if my teacher GIVES me notes as a formal outline ?

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31 A writing technique to help focus on what you are learning in class. Writing Writing in your learning log is a great way to use writing as a process of discovery and for clarification of ideas.

32 Writing logs Writing 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 Quick Writes Quick Writes are a nice, simple method of THINKING while you are reading challenging text! Quick Write By using the Quick Write idea, you will be more likely to pay attention and learn key ideas from your textbooks.

34 Speaker says: “Hippocrates, a Greek who is considered to be the Father of modern medicine, was Born on the island of Cos in 460 B.C.” Notes say: “Hippocrates (Gr.) Father of med. B. Cos 460BC”

35 Abbreviations Abbreviations Omit Common Words Omit Common Words Use Notehand (IM style) Use Notehand (IM style) They r 2 b grwn outsd rdng ntbks du tmrow

36 IM Style Notes: Active Reading NotesSubSearch 4 typs v nt-tkng systms d-c ntsd-c nts crnll ntscrnll nts Mnd MpMnd Mp Qck WrtQck Wrt Mrkg * txt Sb = b4 / skm & scnSb = b4 / skm & scn Srch = drng rdng (actv)Srch = drng rdng (actv) PS = Para / SumPS = Para / Sum Troy Student English Class October 8, 2007 A secret to note taking is keeping it short & simple

37 Look for the pattern in elements like chapter /subsection headings, summary points, graphics Know where to find the index and glossary Be Aware of Textbook Organization

38 Become familiar with the font, symbols, borders, graphics, colors, and layout that highlight main ideas or terms Be alert to the writer's goal: highlight ideas/ references /opinions that seem significant to their point of view Use the text style to identify important points

39 Include headings, key terms, & graphics Take down only the important ideas: brief, but clear Summarize in your own words Use symbols to highlight for review Use textbook review questions to develop study questions Take notes while reading

40 Review textbook notes Identify main ideas Fill in details for better understanding Identify unclear information and/or questions - collaborate for answers Delete unnecessary information Review note organization; add symbols or rewrite Write a summary

41 Cover the right side of your notes; review and answer study questions from the left using the right side as an answer key Quiz yourself out loud Cover the right side with blank paper; write out answers to the left column study questions Make use of the format

42 Write summaries of the most important material in the summary/reflection section Write a quiz for others using notes; exchange and correct Write anticipated test questions beyond those already in the left-hand column and write answers Write!

43 Look over notes frequently to keep information and questions still unanswered fresh in mind Recite information from notes Review

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45 No More than SEVEN arms Every Arm a New Color Use pictures & visuals Look for categories & concepts How can I group the key points and ideas ?

46 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


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