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Note taking strategy - Cornell method

Read your teacher's notes about the Cornell method of note taking in the book below. The first page is displayed. Click on 'Next' to view the next page. Then do the exercises below the book.

Read the introduction to the lecture on the causes and effects of smoking and use the Cornell Method to take notes. 

Divide your paper accordingly, and make notes on the right-hand side of your paper.  Leave the left margin blank. 

Remember to use note taking form.  Do not copy full sentences; use symbols and abbreviations where necessary.

The Surgeon General is appointed by the President of the United States to help promote and protect the health of its citizens.  Most of the information on smoking that I am going to talk about today comes from reports that the Surgeon General has published.  In each of these reports, leading scientists have found that using tobacco causes people to become sick, disabled or to die.  The medical community has known for quite some time that smoking causes most cases of lung cancer, and that smokers are 20 times more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers.  In addition, smoking causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and almost 80% in women.  In the United States, approximately 25% of the population are regular smokers.  Perhaps more startling than this is the fact that over 4,000 young people each day try their first cigarette, and that many are addicted by the age of 14.  With all the knowledge we have today about the effects of smoking, it is a wonder why anyone would ever choose to start smoking.  This is a more complicated issue that you might think.  In this lecture I want to take a look at the reasons young people start smoking and then take some time to look at the effects of smoking. 
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