```Very helpful, Alan. Thank you!  I think that the cornell method is particularly useful for study notes so that one can drill oneself and have the information become automatic, but these are very useful examples of how helpful it can be when taking notes... describes the process.  I am grateful to you!

Elizabeth Worden, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Academic Support Services
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Eastern Maine Community College
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Elizabeth,

Here are some real life examples, good and bad, from the Enlightening Learners blog.

http://enlighteninglearnersweblog.com/blogs/blog2.php?title=cornell-note-taking-examples-math&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

Collegially,

Alan Craig
Georgia Perimeter College

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Does anyone have an example of using Cornell method effectively for math, an example that they could scan and send?  I have been pushing my class to use it!

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Michele,

One variation on Cornell Notes for math that I have seen used successfully is to place the vertical rule so that it divides the paper in half.  The equation steps go on the left side and the explanation for each step goes on the right side.

Collegially,

Alan Craig
Georgia Perimeter College

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Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11:41 AM
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Hi Michelle,
Adding on to what Vicki shared below, the recall or cue column can also be used for students to write down the "what to do next" and the "why" for each step in solving a problem written down from the lecture in the notes column.  This is so students can think about the reasoning process in moving from step to step in solving the problem.
In the summary section, the students can summarize the steps in the process for solving these types of problems.
Howard

Howard Masuda, Ph.D.
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Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:50 PM
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Michele,

I have had several clients and students in my UNIV 100 classes use Cornell Notes successfully in their problem-based courses.

During lecture, they take notes and copy down the example problems the professor writes on the board in the large "Notes" section. As soon as class is over, they review these notes and then add key words or phrases to the "Cue" column. At the bottom of the page they write a one sentence summary of the notes.

Often students are so focused on copying down the example problems, they do not pay attention to the name of the procedure they are learning.
Cornell notes provides students with an opportunity to reflect on this.
Also, it provides clear organization to the notes so that students can skim for the sections they need to review when doing homework.

I hope this helps!

Vicki Dominick, MSEd
Learning Specialist

Learning Services
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George Mason University
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> Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:00:45 +0000
> Subject: Cornell Notes and/or other note-taking strategies for science
and math?
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm working on developing a training module for my tutors on
note-taking methods/strategies that they can share with students.  In my research, I keep coming across Cornell Notes.  It seems like it would work well for general biology, but less well for more quantitative, problem-based courses.  Does anybody have any thoughts on teaching effective note-taking for quantitative disciplines?  Any good resources that you use to train your tutors in this topic?
>
> Thanks!
> Michele
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