Sorry…I need to make up my first week reflection( due to some enrollment issue, I was unable to attend the first week class !  I completed my week 1 reflection by viewing the online PDF at home.So…hope I didn’t misunderstanding anything…..)

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1. How is this technique different to the traditional note taking?

I think due to the supportive drawings, it enables people not only have better understanding for their note content but also stimulate our creativity with what we’re drawing. In addition, I feel it makes notes interesting and makes people want to read it owing to the comic-book-style sketch noting.

 

2. How does this visual approach facilitate communication of your ideas? Conversely, how does it prevent it?

Sketchnoting helps writers to describe an abstract idea or write a many-words phrase in a limit time. For instance, in David Eagleman talk, he said that we are able to experience and learn different things via unusual channel of sensors which have already been given to everyone of us since we were born. It’s a big idea that hard to express by my writing (demands quite a few words) in a short time. However, if I use the sketch noting as below, it seems to can explain this idea more.

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3. Personal challenges as a sketchnoter.

Because I’ve been used to take plain text notes for a long time, I got stuck sometimes for don’t know how note down what I heard with sketch-noting during the process of taking notes. I think sketch noting is a good tool to train ourselves to simplify a complex idea speedily with a few words and drawings, which allow note-takers to think more and think fast without being blocked by text and writing so I definitely need more practice !

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