IMPROVING YOUR CRAFT:

TRACK YOUR TRENDS

As you practice visual notetaking, you’ll begin to discover your own style. When you’re practicing, pay attention to the timing of your notes. Do you tend to take a lot of notes in the beginning and then taper off once you get a feel for the presenter? Or maybe you write really large and use a lot of space? Perhaps you don’t write enough, or spend too much time on drawings instead of listening. Self-awareness in noticing these tendencies will help you refine your skills and plan your layouts.

Here some things to keep track of as you practice:

• Pacing

• Balance of drawings and text

• Writing size

• Amount of space used in amount of time (on average)

• Unbalanced notes (too much in one area and not enough ...

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