Taking note

My greatest learning tip came from my degree. Anthropologists traditionally do field work in remote locations for a few years as a part of their doctoral studies.

 

I was told by a lecturer to only write on one side of the page in your notebook. Why? Because the page that faces the one you use is for your analysis/thoughts/extrapolations of the initial observations. Try it.

 

This is particularly useful for academics because it means that your ideas and other people’s ideas are kept separate – no plagiarism here! (Ironically, I can’t remember the lecturer’s name who told me this. But they taught at the University of Adelaide in 2004. That’s the closest I can get to a source!)

 

You can apply this digitally – observations in one colour, analysis in another. Or observations in regular text, analysis in italics.

 

Find out what works for you – some people are quick at swapping font colours, but for others it would bug them.

 

Let me know what tactic works for you!

 

Enjoy the ProBlogger Event!!! Hope to be there myself next year.

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  1. […] Taking note┬áThis post gives a tip for note taking – useful for conferences in┬áparticular. Also applicable to all aspects of your life, if you take notes. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. Leave a Comment by 26yearsandcounting on October 14, 2012  •  Permalink Posted in Blogging Tagged blogging, conference […]

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