As part of this weeks readings, make a note of the instincts you have while youre reading. How do you like to read it–on screen or print? As youre reading, whats your preferred note-taking method–by hand or digital? Do you want to highlight lines of text? Draw lines among ideas? Circle things or underline them? Write your own marginalia (notes) on top of the text or next to it? Speaking of marginalia, how do you keep your own ideas and questions separate from the words of the author? Make note of your preferences. Now, do the same with an HTML-format web article (if you dont know the difference between PDF and HTML formats, take a few moments to figure out this important distinction).
For your convenience, here is a link to the overview of the personal scholarly workflow assignment.
Why might it be useful to reflect on how you mentally organize information while reading? What did you learn about the ways you ingest and process information? What are the advantages of the strategies you use? What are the potential disadvantages? Are there things about your approach to reading that you are motivated to change based on your self reflection?