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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