Our school is a law preparatory magnet school, and we're encouraged (read: required) to incorporate Cornell-style notes into our daily classroom activities. Cornell notes are the kind where you draw a vertical line down the middle of your paper. The right side is used for taking notes, and the left is used for giving main points or writing questions afterward. You do a summary at the bottom of the page or at the end of each set of notes. We called these "T-notes" when I was in middle school, and I never used them after that. For those of you who have students take notes in class, I have some questions. 1. Do you require them to take notes in a particular style? 2. Do you provide notes verbatim? If so, do you post them on an overhead or write them on the board? 3. How much do you think taking notes helps your students? 4. Do you check notes or give points for taking notes? 5. How do you personally take notes? Do you review your notes once you've taken them?