Teacher Lesson Plan
Cornell Note-taking Form
Taking good notes is a skill that can help in your academic studies. One method that has been found effective is the Cornell Note-taking Method. Use these 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) work out your arithmetical calculations.
- On the right of the horizontal fold or line record your thinking. Explain your process.
- 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.
Sample topics that could be used to practice note-taking skills:
- How to make a graph/chart using Claris Works.
- The steps to take in collecting accurate data for a survey.
- How to find percentages.
- How to convert fractions to decimals to percentages and vice versa.
Links to Other Sites
The following sites have more general information on Cornell Note-taking:
Cornell Method of Taking Notes
Dartmouth (see bottom link on page)
Cornell Note-Taking Format
Bucks County Community College
Note Taking: The Cornell System