How to Take Notes

How to Take Notes

Author: Janet Lee
  • Learn the format of Cornell and outline notes
  • Explore student's own note taking style and what works best for recalling and processing information

Students learn about:

  • Different note styles
  • Annotating notes
  • Referring back to notes in order to long term process
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How to take Cornell notes

Lecture slides on how to take cornell notes and the importance of using them


  • Notes are a tool that help you from the beginning of the process to using them later to study.
  • Notes come in different styles since each person makes different connections.
  • Notes should be stored where you can keep them for easy reference.

Taking notes and annotating them is an important skill to have for any age.


Realize how different it was to just listen to me talk vs. listening to me talk and have a visual vs. just having the slides. Learning is a full body process and it works best when you listen, watch, and actively jot down notes.

Don't just copy everything down!