The Top 3 Most Effective Ways to Take Notes While Reading

Needull in a haystack

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Normally, I don’t recommend any needull with lists. But, I like Farnam Street and what they suggest on effective ways to take notes while reading makes sense to me. But, for this you will have to have your own copy of the book 🙂

There are three steps to effectively taking notes while reading:

  1. At the end of each chapter write a few bullet points that summarize what you’ve read and make it personal if you can — that is, apply it to something in your life. Also note any unanswered questions. When you’re done the book, put it down for a week.

  2. Pick up the book again and go through all your notes. Most of these will be garbage but there will be lots you want to remember. Write the good stuff on the inside cover of the book along with a page number.

  3. Copy out the excerpts by hand…

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Thursday’s Doors ~ Creative Foundations (standing sideways to door), # 2 view 

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Here’s my two patient

granddaughters!

Bribed with a lollipop each,

allowing side trips on circular walk,

from my downtown Delaware, Ohio

apartment getting fresh air,

cash from bank and candy,

stopping to check out

all the sights.

This sign says,

“Our Town

ART

Studios”

Below it

are standing 2 sweet

Delaware, Ohio- -born girls.

Check out other

Thursday’s Doors

on Norm Frampton’s blog,

where unique and intriguing

doors may be found:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Welcome and enjoy!

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Happy Hard Year: Surviving 2017

A Holistic Journey

“He told of how the trees had grown in all sorts of conditions, endured lightning strikes and windstorms and infestations. [The boat builder] said the wood taught us about survival, about overcoming difficulty, but it also taught us about the reason for surviving in the first place. Something about infinite beauty, about things larger and greater than ourselves.” Daniel J. Brown, The Boys in the Boat

Anticipation trails the greeting: “Happy new year!” The newness in the turn of the calendar somehow holds out hope of a fresh happiness, a better year. But I will be grateful to hold onto the status quo of a mom on duty, keeping up with the home lessons and activities, churning out the chow, running the house. Put my face on this year? Maybe! The lipstick box awaits, now organized. Host company?? I pulled off Christmas. WRITE? Perhaps I ask too much. Because I…

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