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Cornell Method of Note-Taking

The Cornell note-taking is a technique that helps to organize notes in a way that makes it easy to review and retain information. It involves splitting a paper into three sections: one for main ideas, one for taking notes, and one for summarizing and reviewing what was learned. This technique is a great way to improve your memory and comprehension of a material.


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There are dozens of ways to take notes, but they all seemingly end up with the same outcome. The Cornell note-taking system is an effective method for organizing and summarizing information during lectures or readings, leading to improved retention and comprehension of the material.

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Taking a structured approach to note-taking is the best way. Put the outline notes by choosing four or five key points of the lecture, followed by in-depth sub-points. One way to review is to use the Cornell Method, which divides the note sheet into three sections:

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The Cornell Method

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Divide your paper into three sections: a 2.5” margin to the left, a 2” summary section on the bottom, and a main 6” section.

  • The main 6" section is used for note-taking during class.
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  1. Write notes in your own words. Avoid transcribing notes (writing every word the instructor says)!
  2. Review your notes the same day you created them and then on a regular basis. (Crammin...

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