Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video The read and recall method, part of Note-Taking for Business Professionals.
- Have you ever read a whole page of text and then wondered…I have no clue what I just read.…In this video, I'll go over a simple exercise…you can practice so this doesn't happen as often.…It's called the Read and Recall Method,…and it will help you remember more of what you read.…Here's how it works.…You read a paragraph and then,…take a quick note of what you just read.…Then you simply repeat this process,…read a paragraph, take a note.…Read another paragraph, take another note.…These notes should be quick.…Just write a word or a phrase that describes some…of the content in that paragraph.…
Why are we doing this?…The idea is to get you into the mindset of constantly asking…yourself, "What did I just read?"…If you force yourself to take a quick note after…every paragraph you read, you'll find…yourself paying more attention to the material.…And with practice, you'll improve…your ability to retain the information.…Now I'm not suggesting that you need to take notes…after every paragraph you read for the rest of your life.…
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