School Rubric

Please support our mission to connect and share information with educators around the world.

How to Take Effective and Focused Notes (Cornell and Outline Examples)

Are you struggling to take notes? In this video, I will show you how to take focused and effective Cornell & Outline notes. I will teach you how to summarize the key information from an article in order to take effective notes.

In detail, I cover how to take Cornell notes and then I show you how to use that same system with outline notes. I walk you through an entire example that will help you take great notes.

Feel free to use the following templates and examples to help you take the best notes:


Subscribe for more tips just like this:

Rocketbook Shop:

Rocketbook on Amazon:

Sign up for Grammarly:

  • 0:00 Introduction to Taking Notes
  • 0:41 Purpose of Taking Effective Notes
  • 1:28 How to Take Effective Cornell Notes
  • 5:12 How to Take Effective Outline Notes
  • 5:47 Take Notes with Rocketbook
  • 6:15 Review, Revise and Edit Your Notes
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.