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This morning I started over with "The Rest is Noise" by Alex Ross.

I'm taking notes as I go along, and note-taking is not a very strong skill for me, so it took me 45 minutes to get through four pages. The writing itself is enjoyable, which helps a lot; I'm reading this book because the other book I could easily get about the bit of music history I need to learn was rather dense and a bit too much of a slog. I'm hoping that this will be a good warm-up for that book, as well as a good way to hone my note-taking skills.

Other reading this week? Not much, I'm afraid. I've still not started the Lent book that an online group are working through. I was teaching all weekend which didn't lend itself to a lot of reading. I have, as usual, been reading various feeds online, but much of it is incidental rather than directed. So, I don't have much to report.

Worklog:
-reading and note-taking, as detailed above
-checked abdn e-mail, replied to a thing
-wrangling of ULCC dates
-wrangling of Aberdeen dates
-booked next trip to Aberdeen


And then I need to figure out when I might go up in April and May. May is going to be particularly difficult. April has Easter in it. I should figure out when term dates are, and stuff.

Date: 2017-03-15 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sine_nomine
I have difficulty taking notes too. YMMV, of course, but I find that reading through material first -- without taking notes -- and then re-reading with note taking improves my ability to both comprehend the material being covered and figuring out what is best covered in my notes and how.

No idea if that's of any help (or if help is wanted)... but hope it is!

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