ork with note cards from both
reading and lecture notes.
- Get your note cards from a specific
reading and the related lecture notes on the same topic.
- You want to read through the note cards
and lecture notes to find main ideas covered in both.
- Use skimming, or fast reading, to get
these main ideas. Look at the left margin and bottom of the
pages of notes you took using the Cornell Method. Look at the
colored note cards you made for the main ideas of the reading.
utline key points covered in both reading
- Make an outline of the main ideas of
the topic based on skimming the note cards from the reading
and the lecture notes.
- As you go through the note cards and
lecture notes, write down the main ideas included in both of
your outlines. If a main idea is included in one but not the
other, think about why this is. If you think that the idea is
important, then include it in your outline.
ead your note cards for facts.
- After you have made your outline of
the main ideas, read your note cards again to see where the
facts fit in relationship to the main ideas.
ead lecture notes for facts.
- Read your lecture notes on the right side of the pages using
the Cornell Method to see where the facts fit relationship to
the main ideas.
- If there are facts in the lecture notes that you want to
memorize, make note cards for them and add them to the note
cards you used from the reading.
es, you're ready after one
more reading of the outline.
- At the end of your studying, review
your outline one last time to make sure that you have an understanding
of the main ideas included in the reading material and lecture
- For your last reading, read the outline
aloud to help you remember the overall meaning of the content
you are studying.