2 NameDateClassPeriodCornell NotesWrite your name, date, class, and period in the upper right hand corner (see above).Write the topic of the notes (ex. WWII, Cells, Nouns, etc.) on the top line (see above).
3 Cornell Notes Page setup NameDateClassPeriodCornell NotesPage setupDraw a horizontal line about five lines up from the bottom.Draw a vertical line down the page about one third of distance from the left.
4 Cornell Notes Main Idea Key Questions (after notes are completed) NameDateClassPeriodCornell NotesMain IdeaKey Questions (after notes are completed)Key words & ideasImportant dates/people/placesRepeated/Stressed InfoIdeas/brainstorming written on board / projectorInfo from textbook/storiesDiagrams & PicturesFormulas
5 SAMPLE For English What is a noun? What are the two types of nouns? NameDateClassPeriodSAMPLE For EnglishWhat is a noun?What are the two types of nouns?What is a compound noun?Noun - person, place, thing, ideaTypes - concrete & abstractconcrete - taste, touch, smell, seeabstract - ideas (emotions)compound - two or more words combined to create one thing; ex: fireman, bedroom
6 Cornell Notes Helpful Hints for Straight A Notes Abbrev. , Paraphrase. NameDateClassPeriodCornell NotesHelpful Hints for Straight A NotesAbbrev. , Paraphrase.Use symbols (arrows, circles, underlining) or highlighting to emphasize important ideas and relationships.Skip lines between ideas.Within 24 hours, review notes and develop study questions on the left side.Be aware of teacher clues.*
7 Teacher Clues How do I know if what the teacher says is important? NameDateClassPeriodTeacher CluesHow do I know if what the teacher says is important?Repetition or stressed inflectionVoice gets louder/softer or faster/slowerWriting on the board“This will be on the test.”Gestures (hand/arm movements)“This is important.”
8 Summary What belongs in the bottom space? NameDateClassPeriodSummaryWhat belongs in the bottom space?Summary - review notes as soon as possible after class and write a summary in your own words about the main ideas.This can be at the end of each page, or of the full notesAsk yourself: Are there any gaps in your understanding?Questions for the teacher.Summary, questions, reflection
9 NameDateClassPeriodUsefulnessHow can Cornell notes be useful?Right side can be adapted to fit your needs (outline, diagrams, etc.)Can be used for lectures or readingA study tool: cover one side and quiz yourselfPractice your Bloom’s levels of questioning in the left column
10 Additional notetaking tips Leave spaces between major topicsLeave spaces when you miss information during the sessionHighlight main ideas and critical informationUse abbreviations & symbols - condense!