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Cornell Note Taking Skills – Reflection

Physical School is back on, but what about all the new information we need to intake? Well, we had a Library Session on the Cornell Note-taking method and it has created a fresh and sturdier foundation for our notes and understanding. The session took off when we started watching a captivating video on the note-taking method which talked about Parts of the Notes, How to Take them, What to Include, and more crucial pointers. We were also taught by the teacher about how we can use it to elevate our notes and learning experience. To commemorate World Water day, at the end of the session we had a fun activity on taking notes using the Cornell method on our current I&S unit. We took legible, simple, and insightful notes on the Global Issue of Water Pollution using the Cornell Method and Library resources. In the end, it was a fruitful and exciting session.

Written by Raaghvi Goel (MYP 1B)

The session was enjoyable. We got to know how to make notes in the Cornell note-making method. There we were assigned into pairs and made notes from a library book on Global Issues. We learnt an appropriate way of making effective notes that will help us revise and do a recapitulation of topics in an easier and more understandable way. The book I got was “Surviving Draughts and Famines” by Kevin Cunningham and published by Raintree. The book was amazing and short so we could finish reading most of it during class time. Anyways, this method really helps and may support our learning in future.

Firstly, we write the heading down. Secondly, make a margin of three fingers gap after the red line on the paper. In the margins we add the vocabulary and opposite to that we write the definition. Accordingly, we write the key points, further description and inquiry question & answer. We may use different colours to make our notes more detailed and legible. We may use different signs, symbols, numbers, bullets points, etc, to make our notes separated and organized. This way WE can make EFFECTIVE NOTES for school; I hope this is helpful to all who try making notes in this method.

Written by Vraddhi Shukla (MYP 1D)