Note-Taking Skills (Cornell)

Taking good notes is key to success in academic classes. How to take good notes is the focus of this five-page packet that introduces the Cornell, the Five R's, and the SQ3R methods of note taking in one study skills lesson.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members practice all three note-taking systems introduced in the packet, identify the system that seems to work best for them, and then explain why they prefer one system over another
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for a learning skills class, the information in this note-taking guide is appropriate for all learners

  • Three different systems are introduced

  • Only the Cornell system is illustrated