Cornell Note-Taking

On note-taking:

I encourage my students to use the cornell note-taking method because it gives them an interactive guide to lectures, readings, and supplementary material.  Surprisingly, most college students do not have a defined method of note-taking and the majority were never really “taught” how to take notes.  In an ideal teaching environment, I’d love all my students to come knowing some kind of method; however, I spend the first day of class going over different methods.  The one I advocate the most is Cornell.  I find my students enjoy it more and stay with it the most.   Providing a template and an example help tremendously.  The example is found below; it uses Frye’s theory of symbol making as a reference.

Example of Cornell Note Taking: Heishman_Amy_Sample CornellNOtes