The Cornell Note-Taking Method

Hey friends,

Since many of you are probably students and most likely third years and the mocks are coming up I decided I would keep with the study theme as it is what I imagine should be most helpful to you.

The Cornell Note-Taking method is a lot more reliable than the Feynman Technique as you are not reliant on needing an actual person and it is applicable for all subjects accept something like Art.

Instead of writing a long paragraph explaining how to template the Cornell Note-Taking method I'll show you a picture:

On the right you write your notes as normal. On the left you write questions based on the notes you have written. On the bottom you write a summary for future reference although I don't think that's important. Once you have written your notes when you are revising you look at the questions and cover your notes then check back at the end. You don't even have to draw it out on a page there are very many blank templates online that you can print out and if you look hard enough you should be able to find a notebook with pages laid out in that format

This is the basic principle. Of course you can add your own flare to it but this is the basic route I would follow. If you would like to learn more about this from Cornell University themselves click here,

Have a great week!


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❤️ My Favourite Things This Week

  1. Book - We have finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird in school this week and it was excellent. I highly recommend you read it if you haven't.
  2. Article - I re-read luck is not a strategy by Seth Godin and loved it. I forgot a lot of it as it was a long time since I read it last.

✍️ Quote of The Week

"Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment"

-Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People. Resurfaced Using Readwise.