Ms. Overhill

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Taking notes

Filed under: Uncategorized September 25, 2007 @ 7:09 pm

When I take notes from books and other material, I always write down the biographic information first.  Then I write down the page number that I am taking notes from.  Some books I am using contain letters.  I make sure to write down the date of the letter, also is writing, and who they sent it to.

I also write down quotes that I feel will help me in my paper and summarize important information.  I try to categorize my information so I will be able to apply it where I need to in my research.

3 Comments

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  2. jkilday:

    I like to categorize my sources as well. It makes it more manageable when you go to actually write the paper. Instead of looking through of your notes and sources again, you can limit yourself to the ones that fit in the specific argument that you are dealing with.

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