February 01, 2011

Note Taking and Speed Reading (A1)

This was another workshop I took in order to develop and progress in my Academic writing action point. To be able to read text both throughouly, effectively and quickly is an essential part of academic learning.

This workshop taught me to structure my notes effectively and group discussion was used to share ideas on how to file and organise notes taken, what to note down and how to get the key information from a text in the quickest amount of time.

My three action points upon reflection of this workshop are:

1.      1. Organise my notes

2.      2. Use the different note taking techniques discussed in the workshop and apply them to my current tactics.

3.      3. Use the time I would usually spend re-writing notes and making them neater to read further texts and do essays.

When originally I thought this workshop would tech me ways to “cut the corners” on note taking and reading, in the end it showed me techniques which not only allow me to read quicker and in more depth but also to take notes effectively. Instead of cutting the corners I am able to manage my time more effectively and assess key notes rather than copy down everything.

I hope to take these action points forward over the coming weeks and see how much I can improve my noting and organisation skills for more effective academic work.

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  1. Han-na Cha

    Excellent reflection on your learning from the workshop and also what action points you intend to take forward. I look forward to reading up on your progress.

    16 Feb 2011, 17:15

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