Too many notes

 Advantages:
you feel well informed; you have lots of material for your essay
 Disadvantages
volume of information can be overwhelming; less time available for other stages in essay writing
 Current Style of working
   Target

too many notes

 

Improved


IMMEDIATE PRIORITY: develop a clear focus for your reading and note taking

Gathering relevant information from a range of sources is an essential part of essay writing, but if it takes up too much time, other aspects of the essay, such as structure, will suffer. Your immediate priority in improving the structure of your essays is to develop a clear focus for your reading and note taking. This will make you more efficient in gathering information, so you can then allocate sufficient time to other stages in essay writing as shown in the Improved Use of Time chart (shown above). To identify the advice best suited to your approach, consider why you are spending so much time on making notes?

 

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