Advantages of using the Cornell Method to take notes
1. notes must be in your own words; therefore, you have to read and understand the information first;
2. notes will be easy to read;
4. source is easy to identify when citing information;
5. sub-points: visual connections and relationship between points are obvious;
6. easy to find related points when organising ideas, especially from a range of sources (e.g. you can use colours to link) that may confirm or dispute ie. perspectives;
7. identifying the main idea promotes knowledge retention and understanding; and
8. summary can easily convert to a point or topic sentence for final product.
Download these templates for your own study and research.
Note-taking Part 1
Click on each number to work through the features of good note-taking.
Note-taking Part 2
Note-taking Part 3
Note-taking Part 4