March 31, 2011

Operationalising Note–Taking techniques

Follow-up to Honing Skills on Note–Taking from Sam's blog

                                                           Operationalising Note-Taking Techniques

I have just handed in two assignments this morning and I have a great self of achievement and confidence because I could put the techniques I had learnt in practice.

1- Instead of wasting a whole day doing my references after finishing doing my assignment, I gained an extra day that I used efficiently in editing my assignment as well as my referenicing. This gave me great confidence not to mention that it served ti improve the quality of my essay.

2-Having had a focus on making notes while writing, I did the literature reading bearing in mind only the necessary points I wanted to include in my notes in response to the assginment question. Therefore, I had succinct and well-focused notes.

3- I have to say that writing my notes using Mind-mapping had a washback, or a revision impact after finishing reading for each chapter because tyoing on the computer increases the awareness of accuracy and flow of coherent ideas. In additionm I improved the way I organised the notes in different levels and categories in the process.

I would recommend talking the Note-taking workshop for its huge cumulative benefits that resulted in revamping my writing skills, as you can see form my first and last entries, and subsequently producing a better coherent and well-organised essay...........


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  1. Han-Na Cha

    Brilliant – a really nice summary of your action points to date and really glad to read that it has impacted on your essay writing as well. I hope that your assignment results reflect this too.

    It sounds like you have grown in confidence with your academic skills as a result of this workshop. What’s left for you to do now for A1 is to write a final reflection about this workshop. You should include, what you found worked for you (you’re good at this one) but also what you found didn’t work for you and therefore what you decided to do about it.

    Looking forward to reading it.

    11 Apr 2011, 15:13


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