Friday, 27 July 2012

Why take notes?

  • The act of notetaking aids memory of information
  • Notes (particularly electronic notes where content is easily inserted) allow collation of information from multiple sources (including independent and original thought)
  • Not all information is readily accessible (for example, notes taken from a conversation or lecture, where the information may only exist in the memory of the people involved)
  • Notes can contain a subset of the available information in other documents, which may make accessing the information easier
  • Electronic notes are searchable

Disadvantages of notetaking
  • Takes time
  • Duplication of information inefficient (updating, storage)

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