Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Taking more effective notes while reading, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
- In this video, we're going to discuss…an effective process for taking notes…while reading business-oriented documents.…This three-step process will help…you read more efficiently…by first getting you familiar with the material.…This reading strategy is called…The Multiple Reading Process.…The first step in the process is called the Preview.…During the step, you simply read the introduction…and conclusion to the information you're reading.…If you're reading a short article,…this could simply be the first and last paragraph.…If you're reading something longer…like a book chapter or a detailed blog post,…this could be a few paragraphs at the beginning,…and a few at the end.…
Keep in mind that the introduction and conclusion…might be labeled as objectives or summary.…Once you're done with the step,…you're now ready to take some basic notes…based on what you just read.…Write down the first things that come to mind.…What was most memorable?…What is the main point of what you're reading?…Keep your notes concise.…Just a word or short phrase should be enough…
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