Essential Question: How will Cornell notes help you be a more successful student?
What do Cornell Notes Look Like? Topic & EQ Page # 1a
The Curve of Forgetting After 2 days, if you do not think about or review your notes, you will lose 50-80% of what you learned. After 30 days, if you do not think about or review your notes, you will only remember 2-3% of what you learned on Day 1. Source: Counseling Services, Study Skills Program at the University of Waterloo
The Value of Cornell Notes Students who take no notes or incomplete notes retain less than 59% of what was learned. Students who take and use Cornell Notes as a study tool retain 90-100% of what was learned.
Table Talk With your shoulder partner, discuss when you should take notes in class Make a mental list Be prepared to share with the class!
When to Take Notes The teacher says to take notes The teacher says something you don’t already know The teacher presents using Powerpoint The teacher writes on the board – could be examples, drawings, diagrams, etc. The teacher says, “This will be on the test.”
S.T.A.R 3. Note taking Protocol S et up your paper T ake the notes A pply your thinking to the notes R eflect on, R evise, and R eview your notes.
S et Up Your Paper Put a proper heading in the top right corner – Name – Date – Period Reserve the left ⅓ of the paper for questions by folding or drawing a vertical line Write the topic of the lecture on the top line Write the essential question at the top of the page or on the line below your topic
S et Up Your Paper Topic Essential Question NamePeriodDate Summary
T ake Notes Write notes on the right column of the page – any style, just keep it on the right! Abbreviate Paraphrase Skip at least 1 line between each topic/subtopic Use symbols, pictures, or diagrams
Apply Your Thinking questionsWithin 24 hours of taking notes, review your notes and write questions on the left side of the page. It’s like Jeopardy – What is the question? You already have the answer – your notes!!
Reflect on Notes summaryAdd a summary to your notes. Answer the essential question as your topic sentence and turn each “chunk” of information into supporting sentences.
Revise Notes Review notes with a partner and add details that you may have missed v v
Revise Notes Look in your textbook and add details from the book to your notes. v v
Review Notes Fold your notes so that the questions show, but the notes do not. Quiz yourself or work with another student to quiz each other.
Cornell Notes Requirement You are required to take Cornell Notes in each class at Eau Gallie High School It is your responsibility to: –Add questions to the left column –Write a summary that answers the essential question in the bottom section Your notes will help you be more organized and successful!
How will Cornell notes help you be a more successful student?