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April 25, 2012
Follow–up on Reading and Note–making
Follow-up to A1_Portfolio_Reading and Note–making from Natalia's blog
with a huge delay, I would like to continue with my blogging on the progress in reading and note-making.
As for the action points, for the next 4 weeks in this exam term, I would like to set 3 specific action points which I hope I will find useful for my revision.
1. I will choose one subject on which I want to practise Mind mapping. I have also downloaded into my pc a mindmapping programme.
2. When revising, I prefer creating my own notes from the lecture slides. I will choose one subject where I will use Cornell Note-Making method. I know that this is mainly for taking the notes in the lecture, but I think it might also be beneficial for creating revision notes - especially the summary at the bottom of the page. Or I was thinking about adjusting the system, eg. creating the summary after each topic.
3. My revision requires lot of reading. Therefore, I would like to improve my reading skills. In the notes we were given after the workshop, there are several hints for increasing reading skills. In particular: take regular breaks, print the materials off, don't multitask, after the reading, make notes of what you have rear and vary what you read. I believe that not only will such practices have a positive effect on my reading speed, but also it will speed up my revision in overall.
Thank you Han-na for reading the entry. The update on my progress will follow soon.