What do Cornell Notes Look Like? Heading Notes Essential Question Main Ideas Summary
S.T.A.R. S et up your paper Take the notes A pply your thinking to the notes R eflect on R evise and R eview your notes.
S et Up Your Paper 1.Put a proper heading in the top right corner. 2.Write the essential question. 3.Save 1/3 (three fingers) of the left hand side of paper for main ideas by drawing a vertical line (or folding your paper). What is History? Main Ideas go here You write notes here
T ake Notes 1.Write notes on the right side of the page - Write Big Ideas - Important Supporting Detail (use bullet) What is History? History studies people and events of the past. Explores the ways that cultures change over time
A pply Your Thinking A pply Your Thinking After writing notes, review your notes and write the Main Idea on the left side of the page.* NOTE: This can be the book heading. * You should do this right after you write notes. What is History? History studies people and events of the past. Explores the ways that cultures change over time History
R eflect on Notes Add a summary to your notes (3-5 sentences) 1.Answer the essential question as your topic sentence. 2.Turn each “chunk” of information into supporting sentences. Summary History studies people and events. The people who study history are called historians. They study how cultures have changed over time. What is History? History History studies people and events of the past Explores the ways that cultures change over time
Activity: Time to Practice Turn to pg. 4 Begin writing Cornell Notes on pg. 4 and pg. 6. (DO NOT DO pg. 5) This should take you 25 minutes.
R evise Notes R evise Notes v Review notes with a partner and add details that you missed Look in your textbook and add details from the book to your notes Add additional notes from our lectures Studies history Uses primary sources Historian
R eview Notes R eview 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.
The Value of Cornell Notes Students who take no notes or some 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.
THINK: When should you take notes? Think about when you should take notes in class. Make a list. Be prepared to share with the class!
When to Take Notes The speaker says to take notes The speaker says something you don’t already know The speaker presents using Powerpoint The speaker writes on the board When you read on your own.
The Curve of Forgetting By day 2, if you do not think about or review your notes, you will lose 50%-80% of what you learned. By day 30, if you do not think about or review your notes, you remember only 2% - 3% of what you learned on day 1. = Source: Counseling Services, Study Skills Program at the University of Waterloo