Cornell or Two Column Notes is a strategy that aids students in comprehending, synthesizing and summarizing in-depth content and is highly recommended.
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5 Strategies w/pros and cons
This Click Here for the PDF that describes 5 Different note strategies with advantages and disadvantages of each.
Tips for Studying Notes
After you have taken your original reading notes take a break and either the next day or later go back and work on the following suggestions:
Power Notes is a strategy for outlining information while reading. The focus is on understanding larger concepts by connecting to supporting details. Click here for an example.
Outline notes are more flexible but requires discipline and organization to make effective. Click here for additional directions for ways to outline.
Concept Maps are great for summary and review. Click here for different types of concept maps that would really help to visually organize a chapter section.