Note-taking strategies III: The Cornell Notes Approach– Raul Pacheco-Vega, PhD

As I kept in mind on Twitter, it’s been a REALLY long time because I have taken a class, so while I have my old note pads from courses I have actually taken, varying from Comparative Public Policy to Chemical Engineering Plant Style, I am not sure I could teach anyone how I bear in mind. I have actually written a blog site post on bearing in mind successfully, however it’s mostly as a tentative guide instead of something I ‘d like my trainees to discover. HOWEVER … I do think that my trainees would benefit from finding out how to take in-class notes (and capture ideas from readings) utilizing the Cornell Notes technique. The Cornell Notes method was developed by Walter Pauk in his How to Research study in College book, and it’s been commonly utilized all over the world. Alison Innes (Brock University) and Katherine Firth (La Trobe University) have actually both produced exceptional guides for how to utilize Cornell Notes, including handouts that can be quickly downloaded as PDFs and printed out.



This article showcases how I keep in mind from books and journal articles with the Cornell Note approach. If you use any of the approaches I’ve written about on my blog, you’ll rapidly see that you can either utilize a Cornell Notes-style Whatever Note pad, an index-cards variation, and an electronic variation that combines the Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump with a paper-based template. As I note on Twitter, you can discard your Cornell Notes into an Excel Dump row, OR an index card, OR a section of your Whatever Notebook OR a synthetic note, OR a memorandum. It’s actually generally as much as you which method you use or how you integrate them.

Now that I remember, I HAVE ACTUALLY utilized @katrinafee’s exceptional template for task notes and to sum up articles and book chapters, and so on. To me, using Cornell Notes in this manner seems like a combination of index card methods

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 8, 2018

Generally, what I have actually used the Cornell Notes for is to draw relevant quotations from my readings along with the appropriate page, and to make connections between themes and topics and things I have actually already read, or composed about.

Yes, you can use Cornell Notes to sum up articles. I think the themes/keywords column is what I use as “Notes” 1, 2 and 3 in my Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump. Note how I likewise included my dialogue with @maxliboiron in my notes here (we have actually exchanged views on waste and value)

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 8, 2018

Clearly, you can utilize your Cornell Notes summary to write an Excel dump row entry.

And here is my Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump #CSED for the O’Brien 1999 post I showed. And yes, before you ask, you could potentially utilize your Cornell Notes of this article to compose an artificial note or a memorandum. @katrinafee composed a post on this which I’ll link to.×5jJ

— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco) December 8, 2018

You might likewise have an interest in my other note-taking techniques blog site posts: with Index Cards and with the Everything Notebook.

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