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English as a Second Language (ESL): Note-taking

Resources and links to practice English language skill areas.

Online Note-taking Tips


Use the Cornell Method for Note-taking

The Cornell Method for Note-taking is very efficient way to organize information from class, books you read, videos you watch, etc.

You can make any notebook ready to take notes this way by:

  • making a column on the side for main ideas or topics
  • making an area at the bottom for a summary of your notes (do this after class when you study).

Also, practice using abbreviations as you take notes.

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