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Cornell Notes

A Note-taking Strategy
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Tonya Swanda

on 6 April 2013

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Cornell Notes in Science Reading Strategies Pros and Cons What are Cornell Notes? And where do they fit in as a "reading strategy"? Cornell Notes A Reading & Note-taking Strategy Cornell Notes by Tonya Swanda Why use Cornell Notes in Science? Cornell Notes *Name, Date, Course on top

*Main idea, questions, important vocabulary words and key points - left column

*Notes, drawings, diagrams, definitions
-right column

*Summary of topic at the bottom *An organizational note-taking system http://lsc.cornell.edu/Sidebars/Study_Skills_Resources/cornellsystem.pdf History devised in the 1950s by Walter Pauk, an education professor at Cornell University

Pauk wrote about this note-taking strategy in his best-selling book "How to Study in College", which is currently on it's 10th edition

Cornell notes quickly spread to other schools, particularly law schools. While Reading Strategies Concept maps
Note-taking
Graphic organizers
Frayer Model
Reading Response Pre-Reading Strategies Pre-reading
While reading
Post-reading
Vocabulary work
Preview reading selection
Make predictions
Quick Writes Post-Reading Strategies Summary/Synthesize
Organizing Notes
Answering Questions
Discussion Pros: Cons: Using Cornell Notes Easy to use, can do alone
Effective organizational tool
Can incorporate otherstrategies into the notes
Good for kinesthetic learner by Tonya Swanda
4-6-13 of English Language Arts Standards » Science & Technical Subjects » Grades 6-8
RST.6-8.2. Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
•RST.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. Not often used with a group, and group discussion is good!

Students could take notes without any higher level thinking, not really gaining anything from this method.



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