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4. Your study notebook

You are asked to keep a study notebook for this course in which you can make notes on:

  • ideas that may come to you when you are either studying or in the workplace, or at any other time
  • your responses to particular activities
  • notes about articles that you read as you go along
  • notes about discussions you have had with others
  • questions that occur to you while you are studying
  • reflections on what you think or feel about your learning.

 Your study notebook is personal to you and it should be useful to you. You may want to share parts of it with a friend or colleague. There are no rules for keeping a study notebook: some days you may write a great deal, and at other times only a little. However, you are advised to write notes in such a way that you can understand them later. This is because we see this course as a starting point for your professional development.

There are lots of practical ideas for you to try with your classes, and we hope you will keep practising the techniques that you learn. In this way, you will have a reference to the things you have learnt, even when you are away from a computer.

You can keep your notebook in a format that appeals to you and is easy for you to maintain – it could be an ordinary paper notebook or on a desktop or mobile device.