Situational Awareness, but not the Archer kind?
March 4, 2014 9:48 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for lessons, exercises or examples of how one can learn to be more vigilant or to improve their situational awareness. I realize some people develop this trait naturally, but are there examples of such things being actively taught? Lessons of a law-enforcement/investigatory nature will be extra helpful, but I'll happily take other examples.
posted by scaryblackdeath to Writing & Language (21 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm writing a sequel to a sci-fi novel and my protagonist goes through something analogous to police training. I don't plan to spend much actual time showing his training, but a couple of brief "lesson" scenes would really help. (The previous book had lengthy training scenes; more of the same would drag this one down.)
The character does not need to go full Sherlock Holmes or anything, but I would like to establish that his training has made him more apt to eavesdrop, to notice small details, etc.