May 31, 2012

A1: Final Reflection and a Tired, Tired Trend

Dr Laura Davies; 3rd May.

Missed last week, deadline is tomorrow, suppose 2 mid-entries is okay according to the spec.

First consideration: skimming is much harder on a screen - to do it effectively you need to be able to see as much as possible at the same time. Scrolling does no good. All that’s really happened with this action point is I’ve found a lot of things to not do, and can get something decent working under certain conditions.

In the same vein as a fair few of the other workshops, I started off with a ‘bright idea’ that simply didn’t work out as I’d hoped, so I decided to go back to how it was before. I suppose one could say the experimentation itself was the important thing.

A book list has been made, and hopefully this can be a port of call in remembering where I found something. Unfortunately it lacks a ‘find’ function - if I haven’t written it in the comments section, it’s unlikely to be found. I find opening the PDFs I read in Google Docs adds them to my account, so I can search through those there as well. Additionally, the list is unlikely to get substantially off the ground until exams are over and I can start reading more widely.

These action points remind me of how A4 went - one that didn’t work, one that I’ll continue with, and one that meandered around and possibly had some effect but I don’t really know.

As for what I would have done differently—I suspect attending a workshop on taking better lecture notes (and other things) after all my lectures had finished wasn’t the wisest of moves :).

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  1. Hi,

    You are entirely right that experimentation and reflection are important. It may be that you were already working effectively, but it may also be that you can in the future think about making small adjustments as your circumstances change, rather than implementing a whole `new bright idea’. I hope too that you now feel able to make considered judgements as to what you want to get out of reading and note-making for the future.

    Well done for all your efforts. You’ve now fulfilled the criteria for this workshop for the WSPA. Good luck for the futu

    05 Jun 2012, 12:45

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