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

The traditional note taking records ideas and concepts by using text, and we always mark down ideas and concepts which are summarized and paraphrased in words by us. Compared with the traditional note taking, this sketchnoting technique has the following three differences:

a).More creative ideas—Different from the traditional note taking, sketchnoting involves more creative ideas which cannot presented by text. We can record ideas and concepts in different forms like graph, figure, color and symbol, and these forms would help us record more ideas easier and more creative.

b).Understandable—Sketchnoting uses graph, color and symbol to represent ideas, it is more understandable than the traditional note taking. We can use different forms to record our understanding about ideas instead of using some unknown proper nouns to record ideas.

c).Easy to review—We can review what we have recorded easily from looking through our sketchnoting instead of reading such a long text on the notebook. The traditional note taking might make you feel boring and tired, but sketchnoting will not.

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

a).As I mentioned above, visual approach uses different forms to represent ideas. It makes our ideas more understandable, and people can know more about your ideas by looking at the structure and procedure in your sketchnoting.

b).However, visual approach sometimes would misleading the audiences. It might easy for the sketchnoter to understand what the sketch about, but it’s hard for other audiences to have the same ideas about your sketch.

3. Personal challenges as a sketchnoter:

Sketchnoter requires structural thinking and sketching skills. It’s hard for me to sketch all of the ideas and concepts that I received because of my poor sketch skill, and it’s difficult to erect a structural thought immediately while we receiving the ideas and concepts.