Saturday, April 01, 2006

The Cornell Method of Notetaking

The Cornell method of notetaking is as follows:

1. Record what is said on the right side of the paper;

2. Reduce the information into fewer words or headings on the left side of the paper;

3. Recite the information to be remembered, covering the information on the right side of the paper and using the headings as prompts;

4. Reflect on the material and incorporate it into previous knowledge; and

5. Review the information periodically to facilitate its permanent storage into memory.


Tololy said...

I don't know about you but this sure seems like hell of a lot of work to me!

21stCenturyShea said...

con1916True, but if your objective is to transfer knowledge to your long-term memory (as opposed to learning just to pass a test) such a level of engagement is probably necessary.