Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Avoiding excessive highlighting and too many notes, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
- In this video, we're going to discuss…note-taking while reading, and the potential dangers…of excessive highlighting and too many notes.…Have you ever bought a used college textbook,…and noticed ridiculous amounts of highlighting?…How does this happen?…Here's how.…Someone's reading the chapter and maybe they need…to know it very well for a test that's coming up.…They read a sentence and realize that's really important…so they highlight it.…Then they read the next sentence…and realize that's also kind of important,…and they highlight that as well.…Then they read the third sentence,…and now they realize this sentence is way more…important than the previous two, maybe they'll use…a different color this time around.…
You already see where this is going.…Have you ever heard the phrase, "When you get caught…"up in details, you lose sight of the big picture."?…This is one of the biggest issues…when it comes to note-taking.…People get caught up in details.…A better way to handle this would be…to finish reading the paragraph and then decide…
Author Paul Nowak also explores techniques for taking notes more quickly, including capturing ideas rather than sentences, improving typing speed, and using simple shorthand. The course also offers a number of note-taking templates to help prepare for project planning, SWOT meetings, timelines, business travel, and more.
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- Exploring the keys to active listening
- Focusing on the ideas
- Capturing an action plan
- Taking notes while reading
- Creating to-do lists, project plans, and meeting notes