Taking Notes

Image  This semester for LIB200, Dr. Ron has us taking notes for all the reading.  I think the concept of taking notes is a good idea based on the premise that we forget what we read and writing it down is a way to help remember.  What I don’t like is that it take more time not only to read the book but to write down a shorted summary too.

   I have been trying out different ways to speed up this process.  First I tried reading a passage and write the notes, thoroughly in a Word document.  That took a lot of time.  Next I tried reading more of the chapter and writing down the notes.  Again, because of my through nature, this took time.

   I am now trying Evernote again.  I created an account a year or so ago but I never really got into the whole note taking syncing. Now I have more of an incentive to work with Evernote.  I have an iPad to take notes on while I am reading a passage.  Then I can sync to my desktop and copy-n-paste the notes into a Word document.  I think this will help to reduce the time it takes to take notes.  I hope.