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Cornell Notes Advantages Helps organize and process information Helps you work on assignments and study for tests outside of class Stimulates Critical Thinking skills Helps you recall information and use your notes multiple times Materials Cornell note paper Basic loose-leaf paper
Heading… Learning to Take Cornell Notes Name AVID/ Per. September How are taking Cornell Notes different from how I have taken notes in the past? Fill out the heading (name, class period, date, topic/objective and essential question) in PEN, BEFORE class! What if there is no essential question, objective or topic? Ask teacher what the objective or topic is today. Ask a student what they think the objective is today. Take the daily standard and turn it into a question.
During the Lecture During Lecture or Activity Write In This Section Only During Lecture or Activity Write In This Section Only
During the Lecture, Activity, Video, etc. Paraphrase Skip lines between ideas Abbreviate Use phrases Use bullets/lists Recognize cues from teachers Use outline style, diagrams, pictures, graphs
After the Lesson… Highlight important information Cross out non-essential information Star (*) any information that might show up on a test/quiz. Compare notes with a partner Fill in Gaps Correct information you copied wrong Identify important information
Generating Good Questions The questions on the left side should: Reflect the information on the right side Be good study questions that will help you remember the information on the right side Be phrased like possible test questions Identify areas of confusion Reflect gaps in your notes
At home, THAT NIGHT Look over your page of notes (1-3 mins.) Write a 3 or 4 sentence summary that: Answers the Essential Question and your questions on the left side. Should reflect the most important information from the lesson. Think of the summary at the bottom of the page as a nightly Quickwrite.
Using your notes to Study Cover the notes on the right Answer questions on the left Cover the notes on the right Answer questions on the left