Cornell Note taking Method

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Lauren Divine, Grad
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

This post would benefit from added substance. Many students cannot or will not review their notes after each class. While I think the "cue column" is helpful, the student would have to correctly guess what information is more important and may appear on a test and thus should be included in this column. Many students struggle with identifying important concepts during lecture. What does Cornell say about that process?

Amanda Harper, College Senior
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

I find this particular style of note-taking to be very time-consuming. It involves a lot of spacial organization and that can be difficult to do during a speedy lecture. I think it may be more useful for taking notes from a book or article for research purposes, or to help summarize a required reading, but I don't find it very helpful to do in real time during class.

Simple but effective
Michael Pylant
Chemeketa Community College, Salem,OR

I really like the cornell note taking method because it simple and yet affective. It is the best way to take notes so far that I could find.

Most Clever Thing Ever!
Emily Day, College Junior
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This has to be the most clever thing ever. I have been taking notes wrong the whole time I have been in school. This method of taking notes really organizes things for you, which will make everything easier to read and much easier to understand.

I Can Do This
College Freshman
UMA of Tampa, Tampa Florida

I always seem to have trouble knowing what to write down as far as taking notes from classes. This information has made it easier for me to take as many as I feel I may need and know how to condense it for test and assignment purposes.

Cornell Note Taking Method
Anna Torres, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon (Online)

I love this note taking method. It is easy to remember. The 5Rs especially. It tells you to keep the cue column empty and sum up each page in a sentence or two. It is a very self-explanatory method and easy to use

Review- Cornell Note Taking Method
Maribel Barocio
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

The article, Cornell Note Taking Method is a great source of information for college students. Cornell note taking isn't very popular with the younger generation, and this article informs them about this method. Not only does it explain the method, but it provides a visual example of what a paper with Cornell notes should look like.

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Jose Macias, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I have always had trouble taking notes, I feel like I always write too much stuff or sometimes I don't have time to write at all, but when I read this article about Cornell's note taking methods I was pretty impressed. I found this 5 R easy step method very helpful because it helps you summarize information so you select the most important information to write. That way you will be more accurate when taking notes and note taking won't be so time consuming. The best part is that it is simple and easy to remember.

pros and cons
HS Freshman
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

I liked that there was a set guidelines to follow of where to put the notes and when to put them there. What I didn't like was that it's not always like that. People learn differently than having all the notes on one page. I like having more than one page of notes to have all my ideas separated.

Cornell Note Taking Method
St.Johnsbury Academy , St.Johnsbury, Vermont

My opinion on Cornell Note taking Method is it is a great site to learn how to take good quality notes. It shows you the correct place to take your notes on your paper and where to write a summary of your notes. The five R's; Record, reduce, recite, reflect, and review is an amazing strategy of note taking. It really helps you take the best notes possible. There's really nothing bad about Cornell Note taking Method.

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Cora LeLong-Douglas, HS Freshman
Saint Johnsbury Academy, Saint Johnsbury Vermont

I have never seen this method of note taking and I think that it is very thorough. I think its great that it gives you a place to take everything in and then later pull out the key points and a way to really make sure that you understand the content.

The summary area is great to because it pulls in the details even more. I can see that it would really help you go over the learning topic.

The one thing that I could see as a problem, is a student feeling obligated to write down everything that is said knowing that they can go through after and pull out the main points. It may distract from concentration or participation in class.

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Rachel Cohen, HS Freshman
St Johnsbury Academy , St. Johnsbury, VT

This was a helpful way to take notes for me. You have the room for not only your major notes, but on the side you leave a section so that you can jot down some "cues" for when you are studying.

Cornell note taking review
Adriana Gray , HS Freshman
Saint Johnsbury Academy, Saint Johnsbury Vermont

This is a perfect way to learn how to take Cornell notes. It gives you the ideals of what should be done for each set and how you can do that. It tells you how you can shorten a set but still understand what is trying to be told with the notes. This is a good place to look for Cornell note taking tips and instructions.

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Lauryn , College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I really enjoyed this article "Cornell Note Taking Method" by the University of Maine Fort Kent. I learned about the different sections that you can divide your notes up into. Of course I already have the general idea of the main part of the page is for notes, but I really liked the idea of a cue cllumn and a summary section for your notes. I believe that in truly doing this fully note taking will become a lot easier. The 5 R's: Record, Reduce, Recite, Reflect and Review are all great ways of providing the most beneficial notes that you can take, and a great way for you to absorb information better.

Cornell Notes
David Harryman, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I have always struggled with taking notes effectively. I was first introduced to Cornell notes in high school, and I found it a way to keep your notes very organized. Cornell notes are very organized, and clearly point out the topic and then the details. The only problem that I have with Cornell notes is that is it time consuming. It takes a title bit to set up, and if you have a professor that talks and works fast, then using Cornell notes will be a little bit of a struggle.

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Christopher Rardin
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This is a great way to take notes. Very organized. It forces you to go back and review your notes as you clean up your notes. The problem I had with note taking was it was all over the place. As long as you set up paper the way the cornell note taking method is laid out before class you'll know where to write down your notes. I like the fact that it is separated into three sections, so that you notes can be clear. It will the students' responsibility to go back and clean the notes up and make sense of them.

Note Taking
Kelli Miezio
Chemeketa Community College , Salem Oregon

Cornell Note taking sounds like a great idea. But when I'm actually sitting in lecture, it's hard for me to deviate from what I learned in high school. This will take a lot of practice, but I think in the long run it will help me a lot in keeping my notes organized and then being able to go back and review. This article gives great tips and lines out how to use the corners method very well.

Tips for note-taking
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

Very useful page, full of great tips on note-taking that when followed will not only help students pass a test, but also help students to truly learn what is being taught at school.

The Cornell note-taking method is explained in a simple way on this web page.I really like how this method gives an image of how the page should be used when taking notes. Having three areas to write, allowing in one of those spaces to write a summary, one or two sentences. The summary will help the student remember the main point of the lecture.

kelsey reid
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This information has made it easier for me to take notes. I also love this note taking method. It is easy to remember. This is a great source of information for college students and learn how to take good quality notes.

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Felicia, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

The website gives tips on how to reduce and recite notes, also tells you why it's better to do small notes. It explains the 5 R's. Record, Reduce, Recite, Reflect, Review.

For every step, it tells you how to do it and shows an illustration of proper note taking, which is color coded so it's easier to understand. Very impressive website with many other links to click on to other topics. The website covers a lot of subjects.

Best note taking!
Mckayla Marchand
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

Taking cornell notes is one of the most effective ways of note taking. In the left margin you put titles and captions, the right margin you put the details and facts and at the end you write a summary. My favorite part of the cornell note taking process is the fact that a summary is included.

Summaries help when you need to reference what you had wrote about. Overall I give a two thumbs up!

Note Taking
Rheannon Drain
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This website was nice because it summarized the Cornell Note taking system very concisely and even involved color coding.

I, without knowing it had a name, already use this method. But instead of putting the cue, as this website calls it, on the left-hand side, I use the right. This makes it easier to review key points when studying for tests.

This website explains what the steps are and why they help, so people don't consistently ask Why should I bother doing that?

Cornell Notes
Elizabeth Phillips, College Junior
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This article goes over the 5 R\'s for Cornell note taking. Record, Reduce, Recite, Reflect, and Review. It even has a good photo to show how to take Cornell notes. I really find Cornell note-taking helpful. I used them in high school and even still use them in college. This is a great straight to the point outline for someone who hasn't heard of this note taking style before. Highly recommend!

College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem

I really enjoyed this site as it was like reading a review of my textbook. It had the Five R\'s, record, reduce, recite, reflect, and review. These were important for me to review because I never had understood the purpose of Cornell notes before I encountered them in my textbook and here. I was also excited to see all the tabs at the bottom of the page that lead to many other interesting pages. This was a great review tool.

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Daisy Hernandez
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This article is a short summary of Cornell note taking and also has an outline on how the paper would look best while using this method. It talks about the five different R\'s : record, reduce, recite,reflect, review. each R has a short description and when you should use it. as for reviewing it states you should review for 10 minuets every week. This article is short and not too long, which did catch the eye.

It gives a lot of good statements/details and is easy to read/understand/ comprehend. I think the article gives you a lot of good insight on note taking. It brushed off on a few things that my text book talked about but I think I prefer this article more due to how organized and brief it was.


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