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

Traditional note differs greatly from sketchnoting. It is the same as comparing a photocopy to a piece of artwork. The photocopy records while the art work interprets the original. Note taking is like the photocopy is traditionally thought of a point by point record. This structures the notes in a linear order from what is spoken first to last. On the other hand sketchnoting is the art work. It uses a dynamic process which better represents how a mind works. If you take everyone on a spectrum of logical processes and creative processes, sketchnoting can represent how one understands and processes information.

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

The main benefit of recording information via sketchnoting is that one must properly process the data and formulate links and processes while taking notes. This process does require more involvement in the process which probably increases the information received or remembered from the source. The down fall of this note taking technique is that one may get lost in thought and fall behind missing important information. This technique also requires planning ahead and interpreting data quickly which can also create confusion in the note taking process.

3.Personal challenges as a sketchnoter.

While sketchnoting I often fail to plan ahead properly and get stuck on one point for too long and could miss important information. It would be a challenge to keep the sketchnoting simple and precise while not missing out important pieces of information.

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