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How to Structure Organized Cornell and Outline Notes (Template and Examples)

Are you struggling to take organized notes? In this video, I will show you how to set up and organize both Cornell and outline notes. I also provide you with a free template to use for your notes!

Cornell Note Template:

  • 0:00 Introduction to Note Taking
  • 0:30 Purpose of Organized Notes
  • 1:14 The Must-Haves of Note Taking
  • 1:34 Organize and Set Up Cornell Notes
  • 3:57 Organize and Set Up Outline Notes
  • 5:13 Edit and Revise Your Notes


Note taking is super important so in this video I cover the purpose of effective note taking as well as show you exactly how to set up an organized note structure. Learn how to take notes from an article but you can apply these note taking techniques for any situation.

Tommy Messinger
For the past seven years, I have taught at a Charter school in San Diego that serves a 60% refugee and immigrant population. I have had the opportunity to teach everything from Honors Social Science subjects, Android app development, remedial literacy and AVID to running an after school robotics and basketball program, operate as testing coordinator, and serve on our school’s leadership team. I recently finished my M.S.E in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Reading Education at Kansas University.