2. CORNELL NOTE SYSTEM NOTE: The Cornell Note System is designed to save time but yet be highly efficient. There is no rewriting or retyping of your notes due to this proven way to organize notes.
3. <ul><li>STEP ONE: </li></ul><ul><li>Use a large, loose leaf notebook. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw a vertical line 2.5 inches from the left side of your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Leave seven or eight lines at the bottom empty for the summary. </li></ul>
4. The left column is the recall column. Write: Key words, Names, Places, Dates, Key terms to be defined, Concepts, Key phrases Quotations, (be sure to use “ “ and state the person making the quotation) Questions.
5. STEP TWO: In the Right Hand Column: Record comprehensive notes. Capture: General Ideas New Ideas Historical events Importance of Dates Definitions Cause and Effect Reasoning Explanation of Quotations Explanation of Concepts
6. TRY TO ASK (in the left column) AND ANSWER (in the right column): WHO WHAT WHEN WHERE WHY HOW <ul><li>Skip lines to show the beginning of new information </li></ul><ul><li>Use abbreviations. </li></ul><ul><li>Write as legibly as possible </li></ul>
7. STEP THREE: Read through your notes to check facts. Cover up the right side and recite the general ideas of each concept or key words or definitions. Review each column separately to comprehend the information.
8. That’s all folks. Now go out there and learn, learn learn!