Teacher Lesson Plan
Cornell Note-taking Form
Taking good notes is a skill that can help students in their academic studies. One method that has been found effective is the Cornell Note-taking Method. Here are some simple directions:
There may be times when you are listening to or reading information rather than problem solving. In these cases:
- Fold a sheet of notebook paper horizontally in a 1:2 ratio.
- On the left of the horizontal fold (or line if you wish to darken it in) mathematics work out your calculations.
- On the right of the horizontal fold or line record your thinking and explain
your process of working through the problem. Even if you cannot find a solution to the problem, you can record what you were thinking as you tried.
- On the left of the horizontal fold or line, write the key words (vocabulary) of the given information. Also write any questions.
- On the right of the horizontal fold or line, write the key points of the given information.
Links to Other Sites
The following sites have more general information on Cornell Note-taking:
Example - Cornell Note-Taking Format
Bucks County Community College
Taking Lecture and Class Notes
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