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1 Bill Querry EDU 742 Help Students take organized Notes The Cornell Note-Taking Strategy for Improving Student Content LearningBill QuerryEDU 742Help Students takeorganized Notes
2 What is Cornell Note-Taking? Cornell Notes are a graphic organizer and formative assessment tool that enables students to keep their classroom notes organized while summarizing the main points of a lecture quickly, and reviewing for summative assessments more efficiently.Students can use Cornell Notes during a lecture or while they read the assigned chapters in textbooks or other reading material.
3 Why Cornell Notes?Cornell Notes can help focus class discussion and show how students record, summarize, ask questions, and utilize information.Students write to learn: write notes in column format; write questions that synthesize the content of the notes; and write daily summaries of notes.Students organize and consolidate their thinking through communication; communicate their thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others; analyze and evaluate the thinking and strategies of others; and learn to express their ideas.
4 How to Use Cornell Notes When using Cornell Notes, the notepaper is divided into three sections The right side of the page is called the note-taking column. Students record notes during class using short sentences and fragments that transcribe essential facts.Eliminate all unnecessary words. Use bulleted lists for easy skimming, and as much shorthand as possible (without sacrificing readability.) Develop a vocabulary of abbreviations to always use, like "ex" for "for example," "v." for "very," "tho" for "though," "1st" and "2nd" for "first and second."Finally, students leave lots of whitespace between points and paragraphs to go back and fill in sections later.
5 Students learn to recognize and make connections among ideas and understand how ideas build upon one another.Students learn to determine the central idea of a text, article or other reading material, analyze, and provide an objective summary.Cornell Notes make an excellent addition to a classroom notebook or portfolio.
6 More BackgroundThe left margin is called the cue column, which contains information that signals the information in the note‐taking column. When students review notes they should jot down questions and memory joggers in this column that help connect ideas listed in the notes section.When studying, students may find these cues help them recall important facts.The bottom section is where the summary of the notes goes.After the assigned reading is completed, and notes have been taken, students can compare their notes, ask questions, and summarize the material through their notes. Students should sum up notes on each page in one or two sentences that encapsulate the main ideas.
7 Lets Begin Taking Organized Notes Divide the paper into three sections.Draw a dark horizontal line about 5 or 6 lines from the bottom. Use a heavy magic marker to draw the line so that it is clear.Draw a dark vertical line about 2 inches from the left side of the paper from the top to the horizontal line.
8 Name Your DocumentWrite the course name, date, and topic at the top of each page.
9 Begin To Write Notes The large box to the right is for writing notes. Skip a line between ideas and topics.Don't use complete sentences. Use abbreviations, whenever possible. Help students develop a shorthand , such as using "&" for the word "and".
10 Summarize Main ideasWrite a summary of the main ideas in the bottom section.
11 Review Your Notes Review the notes as soon as possible after class. Pull out main ideas, key points, dates, and people, and write these in the left column.
12 Re-read, Study, and Succeed Re-read notes in the right column.Spend time studying the ideas in the left column and the summary at the bottom.These are the most important ideas and will probably include most of the information.
13 Here is an example of a completed Cornell Note page for a science lesson.
15 Advantages of Cornell Notes Students will be able to read closely and analyze key details of what they read.Students will be able to summarize informational text. Cornell Notes provides teachers with a quick check-in for student understanding.Cornell Notes is an effective strategy for helpings students better understand and remember more of what they read or view. The practice also supports struggling readers in making and developing connections, formulating questions, focusing and monitoring reading, and analyzing what they have learned.
16 Advantages ContinuedTimely feedback enables teachers to modify work and make adjustments to the classroom schedule. Also, the difficulty level of the reading material can be differentiated.Struggling readers can be given less complex material and more advanced students can receive more complex texts.Cornell Notes can also be used for taking notes on lectures, videos, and presentations. Cornell Notes is also an excellent close reading strategy.
17 Consider The Following The Cornell Note-taking system is based on research done in the area of memory and learning. It is a very valuable teaching tool because it takes students through the cycle of learning. It is much more than just a way to record information. It also teaches students to record, reduce, recite, reflect, review, and recapitulate.Teaching Cornell Note-taking takes time, however it can be one of the most valuable skills students learn. The Cornell Note-taking system incorporates what students do with their notes once they have taken them. By using Cornell Notes consistently, students learn to see writing as a tool for learning.
18 And Remember ThisStudents learn to synthesize; use bullets; use lists and charts; write summary paragraphs and sentences; and to organize their thoughts.Cornell Notes help students stay organized, so they can revise and review later. Cornell Notes help students find important information easier. Cornell Notes focuses on important concepts like vocabulary words, dates and people, theories, processes, etc.Lastly, Cornell Notes provide an efficient method of taking notes during any kind of lecture or reading across all content.
19 Strategy ReviewThe Cornell Note-taking system originated at Cornell University based on research done in the area of memory and learning theory. It is a very valuable system because it takes students through the cycle of learning.It is much more than just a way to record information. Teaching Cornell Note-taking will take time, however it will be one of the most valued skills that students will take with them when they enter college.The Cornell Note-taking system incorporates what students do with their notes once they have taken them. By using Cornell Notes consistently, students learn to see writing as a tool for learning.Link to You Tube on Cornell Note-Taking
20 References Using The Cornell Note Taking System Cornell Notes