The teachers at Elsie Allen have
a schoolwide agreement to use "Cornell Notetaking" in all classes.
will not be that different from how I have requsted notes to be
the past. The purpose of this style of notetaking is to focus on
organization and multiple encoding techniques to better understand
remember new information.
*When you take notes in class, they might be sloppy
because you are trying to get so much information quickly.
*Within 24 hours, look over your notes and figure
what they mean. Copy down the important information again NEATLY
any explanations so you will remember and understand them better.
*Organize into Outline Form or Bullet Form and put
on your notes!
On each page, you will put the Date,
Subject, and Source (where you are getting your info). A vertical
is made about 5-7 cm (2-3 in.) from the left side of the paper.
side of the paper is then used to organize the notes taken in
have been put on the
side, explanation, definitions, headings, comments, illustrations,
clarification, or questions are
in the margin on the left further organizing your notes and
to go through them more easily and thoroughly. This is called Reflection.
of the day's information is then made in the
Additionally, you will be required to know many
terms for each topic we cover. Each term should be written in your
notes with definitions and pictures. It is also a very good idea
include new words/terms/definitions that might not be specific to
topic but helpful in increasing your vocabulary. Any questions
this may be addressed in class.
For full credit, you must have all of the following; Dates
(on every page) Notes
(quantity and quality of all information) including... Vocabulary
(on every page) Summary(on each page and
ideally, a main summary at the end) Evaluation(for
level [3-4] credit)
Level 4 - E:
Evaluation/thoughts/higher order connecting of ideas Level 3 - CO/S: Content Objective/Summaries Level 2 - V/R: Vocabulary/Reflection Level 1 - Less than basic (not including all of the