the top right or left
- Class/subject or title or number (e.g. 3/34)
- Guest speakers' names, including your fellow students'
names if they make contributions
on the bulk of the page, but leave an extra margin
(3-5 cm) on the left
- identify the main points
- capture the main ideas
- use outlines or concept maps
- use words and pictures and graphs or whatever it
takes to get the information down quickly. Avoid quoting
unless it is very necessary.
after class note:
the extra margin space on the left of the sheet write
- key/cue words
- keu phrases
- key questions
- link information from the text or other sources
- review from memory what you have learned
- using the left hand margin's key words and questions,
talk through, or illustrate definitions, concepts,
- create your own examples
- how does this relate to what you knew before?
- note the essay terms and find the best ones that
refer to your studies: Apply, Compare, Diagram, Evaluate,
the notes you took
- at your next study session
- before reading new material
- when studying for tests
- make notes on your "notes page"
Pauk, W. (1989) and the Cornell Notetaking
System (Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH)