Class Notes: If there was no Name: ______________________________ YOU MUST WRITE WHAT class lecture this week, write THE OVERALL TOPIC IS a paragraph about what you Class: _______________________________ FOR THE DAY. Topic: _______________________ learned and/or questions about what you did not Date: _______________________________ understand. THIS ENTIRE HEADING MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY. Main Idea/Questions/Pictures Notes on the article, lecture, guest speaker ONLY PAY ATTENTION TO THIS SIDE OF THE PAPER DURING CLASS. AS PART OF YOUR 2 HOURS OF ON THIS SIDE YOU WILL WRITE DOWN: HOMEWORK/NIGHT: Definitions Review your notes on the Important dates and events right as soon Anything the teacher says that is important. (All as possible teachers have a different cue to let students know after class. something is important. Pay attention to each teacher Add questions, to learn the cue.) phrases, Any references to book, video, lab, worksheet, etc. clues, prompts Highlight questions you want to ask USE ABBREVIATIONS WHENEVER YOU CAN. (THINK the TUTOR or TEXTING) teacher. Traffic Light Study strategy WRITE AS NEATLY AS YOU CAN. Red mark = YOU WILL NEED TO REFERENCE THESE NOTES TO STUDY FOR what you need TESTS. to study more. IF YOU MISS SOMETHING DRAW A LINE SO YOU CAN FILL IT Yellow mark = IN LATER. (ask a classmate, ask a clarifying question what you know in class, use tutorial time to help clear it up). some of, but SKIP LINES WHEN THERE IS AN END OF A THOUGHT OR IDEA. you need to review some too. Green mark = what you know What should you do in a class that teachers create their completely and own worksheet? you do not Draw a line on the left side and follow the directions need to look listed in the left column on this page. over again. If you have regular lined paper, you can still create Cornell style notes. Do everything on this sheet even if you use your own paper. What happens when I did not take notes in class, but I am still required to have Cornell Notes for AVID? Fill in a Cornell Note page as if it is a Learning Log Summarize what was done in class if no notes were taken If your teacher is using an overhead, or lecture, here are some suggestions you may find useful: Outline: This is where you put the titles. Math: Write the problem or equation here. English: Names/Character s Elements of a Story Literary Terms History: Significant dates Historical Figures Types of governments Hierarchies Science: Formula’s Hypothesis Questions Finally, use this side to doodle if you must. This keeps your notes (right side) clean. Summary: Use this section to sum up all the notes What did I do today? you took in class on this topic. Write down what you know about the topic. Do What did I find interesting? not just copy your notes from above all over again. That is not helpful and is a What questions do I have about what I learned? waste of time. Use your own words.