The Cornell method is a simple strategy used for taking notes. It is an organized set of notes that is easy to make and easy to read. My notes before were a little organized but still a little bit all over the place. Using columns to separate different ideas keeps it organized. There are 3 columns, the first one for the ideas or questions, the second one for answers to the questions or comments, and the final column is for extra opinions on the ideas in the first column.