AVID Programs : Strategies Used

Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration and Reading (WIC-R)

Cornell Notes

Notes can become a handwritten textbook-in many instances notes are more practical, meaningful, and up-to-date than a textbook. Cornell Notes were developed at Cornell University to help students as a specific note-taking system: A six inch column on the right-hand side for notes, a 2 & 1/2 inch column on the left-hand side for questions about the main idea, 2 inch space at the bottom of page for summarizing notes. Be reflective about the notes.

Use the STAR Notetaking Strategy:


Set Up Paper


Take Notes


After Class (edit your notes)


Review Notes (Reflect)