AVID
 Note-Taking
 

 

 Middle School High School
 
6th grade
  1. Understand the history and functionality of the Cornell note‐taking method
  2. Utilize Cornell note‐taking methods in most classes
  3. Take four to nine pages of quality Cornell notes per week
  4. Develop an understanding of the organization surrounding right‐column notes
  5. Develop an understanding of the organization surrounding left‐column notes for main ideas and questions
  6. Develop an understanding of the summary in Cornell note‐taking

7th grade

  1. Develop a basic understanding pertaining to the components of the CORNELL WAY focused
  2. note‐taking process
  3. Take notes for each core class on a weekly basis
  4. Take seven to 12 pages of quality Cornell notes per week
  5. Understand how to utilize Cornell notes as a study tool
  6. Have notes available during tutorials to support questioning
  7. Understand how to identify important points, use abbreviations, and use shorthand in the right
  8. column of Cornell notes
  9. Begin writing questions (any level) in the left column that correspond to chunks of information in the notes section
  10. Compose an essential question based on the standard or objective covered by the lesson
  11. Reflect on all notes taken during a unit of study after the test is returned and consider gaps of study that led to missed questions

8th grade

  1. Review and utilize the components of the CORNELL WAY focused note‐taking process
  2. Write Cornell notes for each class, including AVID, on a weekly basis and acquire knowledge
  3. pertaining to expectations of usage from each teacher
  4. Take seven to 12 pages of quality Cornell notes per week
  5. Fill in gaps of information in Cornell notes to maximize use as a study tool for exams
  6. Mark, highlight and underline key concepts in notes to show key information
  7. Write effective summaries for Cornell notes that link all of the learning together   

9th grade

  1. Take 10 to 18 pages of quality Cornell notes per week
  2. Understand how to use notes to study, including the fold‐over method
  3. Utilize notes during the tutorial process to support questioning and gathering of key learning
  4. Edit and revise notes outside of class to improve usability
  5. Refine process of identifying important points, using abbreviations and using shortcuts in the right column of Cornell notes
  6. Begin writing higher‐level questions in the left column that correspond to chunks of information in the notes section
  7. Reflect on all notes taken during a unit of study after the test is returned and consider gaps of study that led to missed questions

10th grade

  1. Take 10 to 18 pages of quality Cornell notes per week
  2. Utilize notes after the tests to reexamine incorrect items on the tests and where potential gaps in the notes might exist
  3. Create visuals or symbols in the right column to represent and help recall information
  4. Change pen colors to indicate change in concept
  5. Refine the skill of composing an essential question based on the standard or objective covered by the lesson
  6. Write higher‐level summaries for Cornell notes that link all of the learning together

 

11th grade

  1. Take 15 to 25 pages of quality Cornell notes per week
  2. Utilize Cornell notes as an advanced study tool, which will be continually refined and studied
  3. independently
  4. Adapt organization strategy of note‐taking to meet required academic tasks, such as lectures, lab work, reading or collaborative work
  5. Use the skills of underlining key terms, highlighting and going back to fill in gaps to sufficiently process notes that have been taken
  6. Review, refine and use color‐coding on notes focusing on unimportant information, key information and potential test questions
  7. Refine content on notes as new understanding is gained through reading textbook(s), tutorial sessions, study groups and discussions with the teacher/peers
  8. Refine writing of higher‐level questions in the left column that corresponds to chunks of information
  9. in the notes section to ensure that they will generate higher‐level thinking
  10. Reflect on all notes taken during a unit of study after the test is returned and consider gaps of study that led to missed questions

12th grade

  1. Take 15 to 25 pages of quality Cornell notes per week
  2. Utilize Cornell notes as an advanced study tool, which will be continually refined and studied
  3. independently
  4. Adapt organization strategy of note‐taking to meet required academic tasks, such as lectures, lab work, reading or collaborative work
  5. Create notes which track reading and research effectively
  6. Personalize notations to call out key information while taking notes
  7. Utilize notes during in‐class and independently formed study groups
  8. Refine the skill of editing and revise notes outside of class to improve their usability
  9. Refine the skill of writing higher‐level summaries for Cornell notes that link all of the learning together    
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