the Cornell note taking system self desined 2

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The Cornell not taking system was another attribute I had gotten from my father. It is a relatively simple method to taking notes during lecture and really getting the most out of a lecture. It was developed in Cornell to help maximize retention.

The proccess

The note taking system has 3 parts; part one includes normal lecture notes while part two is done after class and the third is done as a conclusion of the first two parts. Here is an outline of the system.

the outline

part 1

This part includes the lecture. Basically you divide the paper or lecture into parts with different topics. During the lecture, you take notes as usual and write down important points just as you would on a regular piece of paper.

Part 2

This part includes the summary. At the end of the lecture, summarize all the notes you have taken into a couple of sentences. This is crucial to understanding and retention. This really shows what you have learned from the lecture and can help out later in part 3.

Part 3

This part should be done as close to the completion of the lecture as achievable. This part includes writing questions on the side that was folded over. Mention key ideas and make questions that spark remembrance. To study this, you use this side of the paper and try and recall the lecture and it contents by only looking at the questions. This is a from of active testing and really helps retention as we have said in previous lectures.

personal experience

I have use this for system mainly for chemistry. This is a prime lecture where this system really comes into play. As previously stated, the first time I took a chem exam was not so hot and after applying this strategy, the retention i was capable after every lecture improved drastically.


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