Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Log! The Log!

Why do I keep forgetting? When I am having trouble getting into the mode of research, start keeping a log:
  • Put down all thoughts, feelings, questions on paper (or computer)
  • Identify tasks to do for short periods of time
  • Use a timer (with buzzer) to keep on track with tasks
  • Take helpful breaks
  • Summarize in own words what has been read so far
  • Identify "next steps"
  • Print out and file log for easy access
Now, to get a tea, and come back to work.

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