Cornell notebook

Cornell Class Readings and Lectures Notebook (20%):For each entry in your notes, you are to cover one reading with the requested headings. In addition to these reading note entries, you must create an entry for each class lecture you attend, so leave empty pages between reading note entries for you daily notes.

For Reading (article) entries (done at home) include the following, leaving space between each point you write in your notes to make room for classroom lecture annotations:

  • Create a heading with the day of the week, date, and title of the reading you are taking notes on.
  • Take notes quoting the mainthesisand writedown at least 3 pieces of the main evidencesupporting the main thesis/argument of the article/chapter.
  • Finally, and most importantly, write a3-paragraphreflectionon each and every reading include the following:
  1. a) the reflection includes a summarization of the reading to start it off and then
  2. b) describe what you connected with in the reading and how it helps you understand society
  3. c) Finally, write two questions that came up for you while reading the article/chapter, explaining why they came up for you. Note, the reflection is the most important part of your notebook grade so write your absolute best two or three paragraphs of which I will grade closely.
  • Each section of your notes should be separated by an empty page. This empty page can be used to fill in with extra classroom notes that overflow. Only write on the front of the page and do your best handwriting!

Dailylectureannotations are to be written as the lecture is occurring in class:

  • Write down key ideas in the lecture in the margins of your reading notes or on the opposite side that you left blank (when writing your reading notes)
  • Take note of any key concepts and their definitions you did not pick up in your home-written reading notes
  • Write down any difficult ideas that you can come back to and define when you study outside of class.
  • Draw pictures to help you remember key examples or ideas you think will come in handy later. You can do this in your reading notes too.

Use the Cornell style of notetaking explained in this video:Cornell Notetaking Tutorial (Links to an external site.).

Importantly, your notebook will evaluated very closely so be sure to spend a lot of time on this assignment. Your notebook will be evaluated around week #5 and again during week #10.

Rubric

Cornell NoteBook Check (10%)

Cornell NoteBook Check (10%)

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome(1) Correct HeadingCreate a heading with:
a) Day of the week
b) Date
c) Title of the reading you are taking notes on
d) noting if they were Reading Notes or Class Notes

2.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

The students consistently wrote the correct heading. Lower scores mean the student, in varying degrees, did not consistently write the headings clearly.

0.0 pts

No Marks

No points are awarded if the student does not attempt to organize their notes with headings or there is little to not order to their headings.

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome(2) Main argument and evidenceTo varying degrees, the student effectively took notes quoting the main thesis and wrote down at least 3 pieces of the main evidence supporting the main thesis/argument of the article/chapter. In the case of a textbook chapter, they focused on 3 key concepts and reflected on the evidence provided in the chapter.

2.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

Full marks are given when the student consistently and accurately provides the main argument and a sufficient amount of evidence.

0.0 pts

Full Marks

No marks given if the student does not attempt this portion.

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome4) SummariesThe student wrote a reflection on each reading assigned to date, including the following:
a) included a summarization of the reading
b) a reflection on what you connected with in the reading and how it helped them understand society better
c) the student wrote two critical questions that came up for them while reading the article/chapter, explaining why the issues came up for them.

3.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

Full marks are given when the student consistently and accurately provides the required specifications.

0.0 pts

No Marks

3.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClass NotetakingThe student took about a page of notes per day covering items that we may not have read in the articles and closed with a one-paragraph summary of the day’s readings.

They included the following consistently:

(1) Write down key ideas in the lecture in the margins of your reading notes or on the opposite side that you left blank (when writing your reading notes)
(2) Take note of any key concepts and their definitions you did not pick up in your home-written reading notes
(3) Write down any difficult ideas that you can come back to and define when you study outside of class.
(4) Draw pictures to help you remember key examples or ideas you think will come in handy later. You can do this in your reading notes too.

2.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

Full marks are given when the student consistently and accurately takes notes in class and the notes are legible and correctly placed and spaced out on the page.

0.0 pts

No Marks

2.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCornell Notetaking MethodThe student formatted their notes using the Cornell Notetaking method, including, placing the lines in the correct placement and writing key words to mark where the note sections by topic. They wrote their summaries at the end of each section.

1.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

Full marks are given when the student consistently and accurately attempts the Cornell notetaking to the required specifications.

0.0 pts

No Marks

1.0 pts

Total Points: 10.0


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