Follow–up on Reading and note–making
Workshop Tutor: Han-na Cha
Heres a summary of how I've been getting on with my action points
Thank you for your feedback and suggestions for improving my learning style. I've just done the VARK questionnaire. Here are the results:
- Visual: 13
- Aural: 6
- Read/Write: 8
- Kinesthetic: 6
This indeed has proven that I'm a visual person type. I've realized that I learn best by drawing charts, using colours, highlighters, pictures or different types of blocks of text - grouping ideas together with one colour, etc.
This was written at the end of the result from the questionnaire:
You want the whole picture so you are probably holistic rather than reductionist in your approach. You are often swayed by the way something looks. You are interested in color and layout and design and you know where you are in your environment. You are probably going to draw something.
Since my last blog, I have sit couple of exams, now I'm preparing for the following, I've got used to writing the notes with cornell note-making (I have to admit that I adjusted it a bit - in the revision materials, it is easier for me to make a summary not in every page, but after one topic).
Also, I've started to use mind-maps for Operations management. The exam is based on two questions out of 8. The tricky thing is that they can ask us to elaborate on a particular sub-topic. Mind-mapping helps me to see what possible questions we might be asked and since I'm a visual learner, it is easier for me to remember what has to be included in which sub-topic.
As far as reading skills are concerned, It really does make a difference when a person gets used to taking breaks, not multitasking during reading and when the topics vary. Every day in the morning, I prepare what I'm going to study, I split the day into several parts so as not to get bored, and it helps. I feel more efficient and fresh.
I tried to find out how to apply the 3:1 memorable packages, but I haven't found how to do it. Do you happen to have any website where to look for the info?
Thanks Han-na for your input and I'm looking forward to your reply.
This is a really good summary of your action point, showing a detailed and reflective approach to writing. I can see how you’ve been developing your notemaking skills in particular, when it comes to exam revision and also how you have taken on board the visual learner SWOT and incorporated them into your study. Keep going!
3:1 package is about reducing your notes. a really simple way to describe it would be: if your notes on a topic were 3 pages of paper then you’d aim to finish with 1 page with the notes being more of a memory aide on that topic. Hope that helps to explain it.
29 May 2012, 09:39
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