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Cornell Notes

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Brooklyn Connections

on 7 February 2017

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Cornell Notes
What are Cornell Notes?
Common system of note taking recommended by many colleges

Help identify key points and themes

Create a ready-made study guide
The Set Up
Draw an off-center I
Leave enough room to write!

Top: topic/question

Left: key points & vocab

Right: notes & source

Bottom: summary
Notes & Source
Name, Date, Class
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
The Note Taking
Take Notes
& Vocab
Key Points
Review your key points
Think of themes present in key points
Write themes in left column across from corresponding key points
Summarize your notes in 3 - 4 sentences
The Review
Re-read your notes and summary

Cover up the notes and summary and focus on key themes

Can you explain the key themes without looking at the notes?

Do you know the vocabulary definitions?
Note Taking Hacks
Know what you're looking for!
What are some of the challenges of taking notes?
Focus on answering your research question
Don't waste time writing down information that you already know!
Identify the most relevant information!
Dates, names, theories, definitions
Prioritize any "new" information.
write in complete sentences
What are you looking for?
Information about the village of New Utrecht
The quaint village of New Utrecht was founded in what is today southern Brooklyn in 1652. It was founded by industrious Dutch farmers who, with the use of slave labor, created large plantations to grow crops.
New Utrecht - 1652 by Dutch farmers w/ slaves
New Utrecht - 1652 by Dutch farmers w/ slaves
Brooklyn in 1894, greater NYC in 1898
New Utrecht remained an independent town until 1894, when it was annexed to the City of Brooklyn. Four years later, in 1898, Brooklyn became part of Greater New York City and one of its five boroughs, as it remains today.
Brooklyn in 1894,
greater NYC in 1898
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