Q1. How is this sketch noting technique different to the traditional note taking?

Sketch noting writes down information through drawing. During a lecture, traditional note taking usually copies what the lecturer say on a paper, but sketch noting always focus on expressing the thinking and ideas of the lecturer clearly. Sketch noting is a better way to show different audiences get various feels and ideas. Of course, this type of note could also reveal noters’ personalities and unique thinking .

Q2. How does this visual approach facilitate communication of your ideas? Conversely, how does it prevent it?

By this visual approach, the main information is more exact and understandable. Sketch noting usually includes a plenty of images and graphs, which can help learners recall and review those main ideas and information. In a tutorial, different sketch notes could provide opportunities for learners to exchange ideas and rethink information. However, a good sketch note need to draw pictures in easy-to-understand and have clear arrangement. It might be a little difficult for some learners who are not good at drawing and arranging to create a successful sketch note. Besides, an elusive sketch note is more likely to make mistakes and misunderstandings during a process of review and communication.

Q3. Personal challenges as a sketchnoter.

Actually, I am not good at drawing. So it is a little difficult for me to finish a clear and beautiful sketch note during a lecture. When I listen to a lecture, I always focus on understanding every word, so I will ignore some important contents and main ideas. In a word, it is challenging for me to listen a lecture, comprehend ideas and sketch note at the same time.