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BEST PRACTICE - Cornell Notes - Sunday, June 28, 2009


Many Seguin teachers introduced Cornell Notes (C-Notes) to their students in 2008-09.  Bottom line: regular and ongoing use of C-Notes in your class helps students tremendously. We want to continue to move towards students using C-Notes on a regular and ongoing basis in every Seguin classroom. 

Below are links that can assist you in implementing C-Notes in your class.  Also, if you have C-Note experiences, hints or "tips & tricks"  that you would like to share with others, write an iNote below.

1) Here are two Powerpoints covering the "basics" of Cornell Notes and Cornell Notetaking:

2) Here's a detailed description of C-Notes:

3) Here is a Word template for C-Notes:

4) The link allows to create a "customized" C-Note template for your class:

Hints: If you pick "ruled lines", I found that 3 per inch works pretty well.  If you click on "Show Advanced Options" you can adjust the darkness of the lines and some other stuff.   

5) Here are templates for Math Cornell Notes.  Notes with lines:
and Math C-Notes using graph paper:

6) How about grading your students C-Notes?  Here is a grading rubric that you can use as a starting place for assessing students progress in creating C-Notes:



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