All entries for Sunday 24 October 2010

October 24, 2010

1st Entry– A1 Reading and Note–making

This workshop on reading and note-making has definitely aided me in getting acquainted to the 'university' way of studying. I am definitely more confident attending lectures and seminars knowing that i am in better control of how i am able to extract information from the lecturers.In the few lectures i have had since the workshop i have tried to experiment the different methods of note-making and i have definitely found the one best suited for me-the Cornell method.

But what i realised was the problem was keeping up with the lecturer during lectures and it was then i saw the importance of revising notes with the 'one rule'- when i just note down a word from a whole sentence said by the lecturer and i am able to go back to my notes the night of the lecture, everything comes back and i am able to add more explanation to that one word. If i am able to keep up with revising my notes so regularly ( a day or two after the lecture), then i believe paying rapt attention in class will be highly beneficial!

Action Plan

-Time myself when reading a chapter of a book and to take regular breaks.

-Ensuring that i give undivided attention to my textbooks when reading.

-Keep the aim of my reading at the back of my mind when reading any materials.

-To produce very sequential notes that i can clearly understand using the Cornelll method of note-taking and linear method as well as mind maps.

I really hope i experience the full benefits of the workshop in the weeks to come!!!! Thanks Mrs Sage!

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