Why are we doing this?

  • Note-taking is an important academic skill in reading, and listening to lectures.
  • (Any time I need to thoroughly know something, I'll usually annotate and/or type out notes on an entire book.)

Learning Targets:

  • I can annotate text through highlighting or underlining, and writing questions or comments in the margins (papers, or books I own; not defacing textbooks!)
  • I can take Cornell Notes.
  • I can create formal and informal outlines.
  • I can determine which graphic organizer is appropriate for a given task, find it or create it, and fill it in.


  • Marking How to Mark a Book
  • Adler How to Mark a Book by Mortimer Adler