Note to myself: Use better notes
April 24, 2009 8:00 AM Subscribe
I'm doing my comp. exam (also called doctoral exam here) this summer. This involves reading a whole bunch of books and articles (about 30), and writing a long paper that answers a few questions from my committee. I am looking for good note-taking methods.
posted by ddaavviidd to Education (9 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I've made it to the PhD with not much of a technique. Sometimes I write in the margins, sometimes I hand-take notes on a separate sheet for each text, and sometimes I just read, no notes. I'd like to have a better system this time to be able to do the readings and then be able to use principally my notes for the writing. What is your preferred method?
I'm okay using a computer for note-taking (os x), but not online tools, as I'll often be in dead zones. I have Zotero, but I'm not sure I'm using it to its full capacity.
(also, not to derail, but any tricks for the reading-writing of the exam would be appreciated-this is in communication studies)