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Cornell Style Notes Format

Cornell Style Notes Format

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This is a take on the BYU suggestions on how to take Cornell style notes. It is formatted using the Cornell note system.
This is a take on the BYU suggestions on how to take Cornell style notes. It is formatted using the Cornell note system.

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Class: English

Teacher: Mr. Brammer Record ⋅ ⋅

Date: September 3, 2008

Cues
Record ⋅ What should I write down? Should I worry about grammar? ⋅

Cornell Style Note-Taking
Simply record as many facts and ideas as you can in this section Do not worry about: ⋅ ⋅ Getting every word down Writing your notes grammatically correctly or in complete sentences

Reduce (or question) ⋅

To ensure that your notes make sense weeks later, after you are done, fill in blanks or make incomplete sentences Where do I write complete my cues and Reduce (or question) questions? ⋅ Reduce important facts and ideas to key words or phrases What three things should I write in this column? ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ Create questions based on the facts and ideas Key words, phrases, and questions are written in the narrow column left The words and phrases act as memory cues so that when you review them, you will recall the ideas or facts

Recite ⋅ Why is helpful? reciting

⋅ Questions help to clarify the meanings of the facts and ideas Recite ⋅ Reciting helps you to retain (keep) the information It is different from rereading because you state it out loud and in your own words ⋅ Saying it out loud helps to sharpen the thinking process Putting it into your own words challenges you to think about the meaning ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ ⋅

How should I recite my notes? Keywords: repetition, own words, out loud

When reciting, cover up your notes large section, but leave the cue words and questions uncovered Next, read each key word or question, then recite and state aloud, in your own words, the information.

Reflect ⋅ ⋅ What is reflection? What are questions enhance reflecting? some that

If your answer is correct, continue on through the lecture by reciting aloud. Reflect ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ Reflection is thinking about the information you have learned Reflecting is a step beyond learning note content Questions like the following enhance reflecting: ⋅ ⋅ ⋅ How do these facts and ideas fit into what I already know? How can I apply them? How is knowing this important?

Review ⋅

⋅ What is the significance of these facts and ideas? When should you Review review and recite? ⋅ Review and recite often ⋅ On a regular schedule is best ⋅ Reflecting is a step beyond learning note content the Recapitulate (Recap) ⋅ ⋅ This is the summary and it goes at the bottom of the page After you have gone through the first four steps, summarize the facts and ideas ⋅ Try to get your summary to be just one or two sentences

Recapitulate ⋅ ⋅ Where does summary go?

How long should the summary be?

This should not be a word-for-word repeat of your notes

Summary
To take Cornell style notes, you should divide your paper into three sections: cues, notes, and summary. You should then follow the six R’s, which are record, reduce, recite, reflect, review, and recap.

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