Wow, who would have thought a tweet about Cornell Notes would prove so popular?
Making a Cornell Note guide. 📝 @giuliaforsythe @darrinsunstrum what do you think? pic.twitter.com/robscRXfBC
— Alison Innes (@InnesAlison) October 1, 2017
But since it is now my most popular tweet ever, I’m making my guide available for download and use with a CC attribution license.
Cornell Notes Quick & Dirty Guide
A quick Google for “Cornell Notes templates” reveals hundreds of online templates. I mashed up the best (in my opinion!) into my version.
Cornell Notes Blank Template
- Keep a 3″ x 11″ strip of cardstock or heavy paper in your notebook or binder to draw your margins quickly on the go.
- Need more space for reviewing? Do your note taking on only side of the page. Then, use the back of the previous page for mind maps, sketch notes, questions, etc.
- Are you a lefty? You may find reversing the columns more your liking (HT to @DarrinSunstrum for that!)
Awesome! Here is my version 4 lefties like me 🙂 pic.twitter.com/t4mpLqx4Lx
— Darrin Sunstrum (@darrinsunstrum) October 1, 2017
- “The Cornell Note-taking System” Cornell University
- “Improving Cornell Notes with Sketchnoting” (YouTube) by Verbal to Visual
- “How to Take Cornell Notes” (YouTube) Jennifer DesRochers
- “Taking Lecture Notes the Cornell Way” (PDF) Purdue University
- “Microsoft OneNote–Cornell Note taking for students” (YouTube) Matthew O’Brien
I would love to hear how you use these and your experiences with using and teaching Cornell Notes!