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Note-taking Guide

You will read many different sources in this class and the “trick” is to take notes succinctly and efficiently so they can be used for study. Cornell notes is the best way to take notes over lengthy readings. Examples are provided below. Making sure your notes are in note format–no complete sentences, just short, efficient thoughts will be the key. Also, in Cornell style you need to write a summary at the end. You can write a summary on each page (the method I prefer) or at the end of all the notes. The summary is your analysis and conclusions about what you learned reading the assignment, so it is an important piece you should not leave off!

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