Cornell notes for Listening


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Organizing notes according to Cornell Style to use them as study tools after class.

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Cornell notes for Listening

  1. 1. FOUR REASONS TO TAKE NOTES 1. Note taking is a life time skill. 2. Notes provide material to study and review for tests. 3. Note taking focuses attention while reading or listening. 4. Note taking aids memory.
  2. 2. CREATING THE NOTE PAGE Create a fold or divide 1/3 The final note page over on your sheet has four parts 1. Header 3. Details 4. Summary 2. Main Ideas
  3. 3. SECTION 1: HEADER 1. Your Name 2. Course Name 3. Date 4. Topic (Descriptive Title)
  4. 4. SECTION 2: MAIN IDEAS 1. For Interviews, write the questions asked 2. For Lectures, Reports, & Discussions, write key words or phrases that sum up main points 3. For Narratives, write the major themes
  5. 5. SECTION 3: DETAILS/SUPPORT 1. Separate details/supporting ideas in point form 2. Link them to the Main Ideas they support  Results of a Study  Pros and Cons  Cause and Effect  Speaker A / Speaker B / etc. 3. Use abbreviations, short phrases, symbols, diagrams, and sketches. 4. Do not write complete sentences! 5. Do not write a list of words you do not understand! 6. Write what you do understand!
  6. 6. SECTION 4: SUMMARY 1. Write a paragraph in your own words that summarizes the information. 2. State what you have learned from the Interview, Lecture, Report, Discussion, or Narrative. 3. The summary should answer the question: “What have I learned from listening to this segment?”
  7. 7. USING YOUR NOTES 1. Cover up details 2. Look only at the idea/questions and recite details aloud from memory 3. Uncover details to check 4. Repeat as necessary and cover up different areas
  8. 8. {Name}; {Class}; {Date} Topic: Cornell Note-taking (NT) Subject: Academic Listening/Reading Assignment 1 reasons for NT how to NT how to study from notes 1. life time skill > org. learning 2. material to study & rev. 4 tests 3. helps focus attention while rdng/listng 4. provides reps, ??ing & summarizing >> aid long term memory 1. Cornell Style 2. Org. Notes acc 2 style of audio > i.e. Interview, lecture, report, discussion, narrative 3. Write results/pros cons/cause effect/Speaker 4. What to write in ea sec. 5. Use abb’s, short phrases, symbols, diag’s, & sketches. 1. cover up details 2. look only at main ideas > recite details from memory > uncover details > check 3. Repeat & cover MIs or Summ. Summary: Note taking is an important skill in learning by summarizing and repeating important information and providing material to prepare for tests.