April 04, 2012

A1 Final Entry

It has come time for my final entry. I believe that I have been effective in implementing my action plan in the following ways:

1. The implementation of the Cornell system has gone really well (genuinely). I think its a really useful revision technique especially with material that I have where you have solid blocks of text. It also helps with my economics modules where a lot of text has to be read for a more in depth knowledge of the subject and topic area. I even managed to extend it to some other modules I'm taking most noticabely statistics which was really helpful as it enabled me to create a set of notes which is more effective for revison; i can higlight my cues in this case steps ina  proof or refering back to some previous theorem. This all makes things a lot smoother. 

2. This has some overlap with the P7 workshop but applied to note making. As I go along anything I cant understand or something I'm unsure of I can then go back to and check what I slipped up on or read in more detail using internet or other resources. I also use it for other things at home and work etc. Its a great way to keep on top of those little things you didnt originally think of and you get randomly remided of.

3. I eventually did come up with something I used the different colours of the stickies for techniques or definitions theorems etc. That makes a quickfire revision technique when I come back to look over close to the exam so my brain quickly associates a certain technique in a topic for example. My brains going to do that of course so I cant say for sure Ill remeber it .

For future improvement I believe I'm going to continue to use the Cornell system but integrate it more. Come next year I'll write the notes of the boards straight into that format so come the beginning of revision time i've already got something effective to refresh my memory. Ill continue with the practice of point 2 as well becuase apart from the ususal things I organize i dont have the time to be getting involved so its easy to make a note and come abck later.

Tutor: Han Na Cha


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  1. Han-na Cha

    Hi Harun,

    A good reflective final blog entry for A1. I’m pleased to say that you’ve completed the blogging requirements of this workshop.

    Note about future blogging and workshops – if you need a bit more time to develop you skills and implement your action that is beyond the deadline date of the final blog, then you can ask the workshop tutor whether this is possible. Normally it is.

    10 Apr 2012, 16:22


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