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Honors Biology: Annotations, Note-taking, and Paraphrasing

Learning Targets

  • I can annotate articles by highlighting information that will help answer my research questions. 
  • I can take Cornell notes over my sources by organizing information under main topics and summarizing at the end. 
  • I can avoid plagiarism by paraphrasing and summarizing information effectively, while correctly citing my sources.
  • I can use reading strategies to help me understand complex texts.

Annotations, Notetaking, and Paraphrasing

Annotations, Paraphrasing, and Cornell Notes: Wednesday, September 25th/Thursday, September 26th

1. Submit your first article as a PDF to Canvas.

2. Learn about annotation/Cornell notes requirements.

3. Learn about paraphrasing and summarizing.

4. Review annotations.

‚Äč5. Review Cornell notes.

Remember: Use the Cornell notes template located on your teacher's Canvas!

6. Complete the Cornell notes and annotations for your first article!


  • Turn in your progress for your annotations/Cornell notes BY THE END OF CLASS!
  • Annotated article and Cornell notes #1 DUE AT 11:59 PM on Friday, October 4th.
  • Annotated article and Cornell notes #2 DUE AT 11:59 PM on Friday, October 18th.
  • Annotated article and Cornell notes #3 DUE AT 11:59 PM on Friday, November 1st. 
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