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Cornell Notes is a Course

Cornell Notes



Full course description

Course Introduction

This course will guide you through how to take better notes for your classes--on readings, watching videos, and in class.  It will specifically guide you through the Cornell method developed by Dr. Walter Paulk.  Research has shown that note-taking improves learning. 

Course Objectives

After completing this course,  you will be able to:

  • Summarize the importance of note-taking in college (lecture, reading, research)

  • Distinguish between effective note-taking and less effective note-taking

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to take notes using the Cornell note-taking method

Module Topics

  • The Importance of Note-taking
  • Cornell Note-taking
  • How to Use the Cornell Note-taking Method
  • Practice Using the Cornell Note-taking Method

Meet the Designers

The Cornell Note-taking module was developed by the UITS eLearning Design group (special thanks to Alexandria Fox) and is maintained by the Indiana University Office of Completion and Student Success.


Length: 30 minutes


University Academic Affairs (OCSS) & UITS


Credit: None


Audience: New and continuing students at Indiana University

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