Study Tip: The Cornell Method of note-taking

Taking notes is part of every day life as a student, whether we’re in high school, college, grad school or elsewhere.

So why is effective note-taking not taught properly? And why did I go until grad school to learn about The Cornell Method?

It makes so much sense!

Cornell Method Note

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10 thoughts on “Study Tip: The Cornell Method of note-taking”

      1. That’s great! I’d think it would be helpful for most people. Maybe not all. We are each of us and individual.

        I expect these things come in and out of use over the decades. I started junior high school in 1958 in a small town, where maybe half of our teachers were just out of college, and we learned from them. In HS I tried to read all of my books the first couple of months, so that helped build a framework for the notes.

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    1. I’ve always used points and subpoints and the occasional summary. And visualisations. However, this method might suit me better, my pages usually end up really cluttered. Maybe this is a US thing as it’s the Cornell method? Never heard of it before in Germany

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  1. My son was taught the Cornell method in ninth grade. I didn’t learn it until I was almost finished with college and by then I was too stuck in my ways to switch although it makes a lot of sense.

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