2 History of Cornell Notes Developed in 1949 at CornellUniversity by Walter Pauk.Designed in response to frustrationover student test scores. Meant tobe easily used as a test study guide.Adopted by most major law schoolsas the preferred note taking method.
3 History of Cornell Notes Originally they wereintended to be one-sidedso a student could layan entire semester’s notesout on a table and see thesemester in one snapshot.
4 Cornell note taking stimulates Why take notes?Cornell note taking stimulatescritical thinking skills.Note taking helps youremember what is said in class.A good set of notes can help youremember and process difficultinformation plus prepare moreefficiently for tests.
5 In Science: Relationships matter ! In addition to learning how to listen effectively to a lecture, it will be important for you to develop the ways you record information.Many ineffectively organized notesresemble a simple "shopping list"of points with no apparentrelationships between the ideas noted.This usually reflects a note-taker'slack of understanding of these relationships.
6 Good notes allow you to help Why take notes?Good notes allow you to helpeach other problem solve.Good Notes help you organizeand process data and information.Helps you remember byprocessing your notes 3 times.Writing is a great tool for learning.
7 Class Notes Topic Questions, Subtitles, Headings, Etc. First & Last NameSCIENCEPeriodDateTopicQuestions,Subtitles,Headings,Etc.Class Notes2 1/2”A 3 to 4 sentence summary acrossthe bottom, in the Summary section.
8 What goes where?Questions,subtitles,etc. go here,in the lefthand column.Remember,Use higherlevel/criticalthinkingquestions.Don’t forget the heading:Name, Class, Period, Date, TopicNotes, vocabulary and diagrams go here, in the large right hand column.A 3 to 4 sentence summary down there on the bottom.
11 Why take notes?You may find that your notes differ considerably from the sample notes.The reasons for this are clear notes are taken in real lecture situations or from texts under the time pressures of the term.It isn't necessary for your notes to be perfect - they only need to be useful inidentifying and recording main ideas and important details for later use in writing, thinking, and preparing for exams.
12 7 Key Points to taking Effective Notes (Work smarter, not harder!)1. Try to be an effective listener. Avoid early judgment of the speaker, pay attention, have an interest, develop a purpose for listening to the lecture. Use your ability to think to summarize the lecture during short pauses and use it to anticipate the direction of the lecture. Above all, avoid the passive listener mentality which says you have to "get it all"; instead, listen for key ideas, main details, and transitional phrases which point to the structure and focus of the lecture.2. Use short forms when recording information. Point form phrases, abbreviations and symbols should probably be used in place of full sentences in most situations. Obvious exceptions would be when there's a definition or you don't understand or there is some indication to write something out in full. 3. Be alert for both verbal and non-verbal cues. These indicate structure in the lecture, the relationships among ideas, and importance. These cues include transitional phrases and words, body language, voice tone and pace, repetition of ideas, and the time spent on certain subjects.
13 7 Key Points to taking Effective Notes (Work smarter, not harder!)4. Notes are taken to have a permanent record of the understanding you have of the lecture. This forms the basis for regular review, exam preparation, critical thinking, and it gives an opportunity to get involved in an exchange of thoughts, an active interaction with the material.5. Be selective. Take notes which reflect the interests of the professor, themes of the course, keywords or phrases on overheads or chalkboards. Choose information according to your purpose, what you want to learn, and ideas and thoughts which need clarification or which extend prior reading and learning.6. Takes notes according to an organized format. The organization and relative importance of ideas should be reflected in the notes. Consider a format which promotes returning to them within the first twenty-four hours and which can be used to self-test your understanding of the material. Cornell notes are ideal for this purpose.7. Review your notes regularly and cumulatively, looking for developing course themes, and relationships between the ideas of successive lectures. Doing this regular review can assist you in "seeing the big picture" and makes note-taking a task which is part of an integrated system of study.
14 Lets make a sheet of Cornell note paper and get ready to practice Practice TimeLets make asheet of Cornellnote paper and getready to practicethe skill.
15 Assignment & Instructions As I lecture, take notes in the larger right hand column.Write down the most important points. Use active listening.Get the key vocabulary down.Make sure you get down the diagrams, if I draw any on the board.* As you take notes, think about how efficient you are and what questions you may have - are you getting it down? What do you do when I talk quickly? What about if you don’t understand a point?Get ready to take Cornell notes!
16 Assignment & Instructions Quickly compare noteswith your lab partner.Talk about what you wroteand why. Look for gaps &missed information.Add to your notes what’smissing.
17 Assignment & Instructions With your partner(s), create questions in the left hand column. These questions should elicit critical thinking skills andbe possible test questions. Also……
18 Assignment & Instructions Your questions should also include:Info you don’t understandor want to discuss with yourteacher.Material you think wouldappear on an essay test.Gaps in your notes.
19 Assignment & Instructions In the summary spaceat the bottom of the page, complete a 2 or 3 sentence summary of what you wrote in your notes.This really helps youremember it!