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.