NOTE-TAKING STRATEGIES

  • What are Cornell notes?

    Cornell notes are a style of note-taking that divides a paper into 3 sections:

    1. notes

    2. questions

    3. summary

    (In addition, there will be a heading at the top of the page that includes the date, topic, and essential question.)

     

    Cornell Notes <--- Click to download a blank Cornell notes template.

     

     There are many ways to take notes, but the Cornell method is a proven method and will be used frequently in this class.

     

  • Costa's Levels of Thinking and Questioning

     Costa house

    • Level 1: Input
      • identify information
      • remember information
      • "classify, explain, locate, define, list, etc..."

     

    • Level 2: Processing
      • understand information
      • make connections
      • "classify, compare, contrast, organize, sketch, solve, etc..."

     

    • Level 3: Output
      • apply information
      • "build, create, design, write, predict, etc..."

     

    Costa's Levels of Thinking and Questioning - Science  <-- Click to download