Blog post 4
A (not so) Comprehensive Guide To Making Notes (Part 1)
I decided I'd do a three part blog series on how I take notes. I've played with different styles since my GCSE years and I think this system works best for me. I've already spoken about my study plan in the last post and touched upon my general approach to note taking but I thought I'd go a bit more in depth with the process in these next few posts.
My note taking system for maths and physics aren't all that different since they're both within the same realm.
This post is going to be about how I get information from textbooks, online resources, videos etc. Since I'm homeschooled, a lot of what I learn is my responsibility so I have to make sure I've gotten all the information I possibly can about a topic in the spec.
The first thing I do is actually learn the topic. I read all the resources I can find so I have a basic knowledge of the topic before I start the note making process. Next up I get out my sticky notes. For textbooks I go through the chapter meticulously looking for important information and then copying it into a sticky note and pasting it in the order I want it to appear in my final notes. I colour code this so for example green sticky notes for formulas, pink ones for definitions. I do this for information I get from videos and online resources. I put the info on the appropriate sticky note and paste them in my textbook next to similar information so when it's time to put it all together I don't get confused about what goes where or the order of everything.
And that's the first stage!
The next post will be on notes I make in class and I'll include pictures of the process in that one.
Maths: Still behind on maths notes
Hopefully I can catch up next week. I'm starting to enjoy logarithms in class now. But still a few bits I'm confused about. I'll try and go over it again and ask my teacher some questions then I'll attempt some sample problems from past papers.
Further Maths: Still going well so far
Sketching polar graphs looks quite tricky but I'm sure my teacher will explain it properly on Monday. Behind on notes though. Hopefully I can catch it up before the end of the week.
Physics: Still on chapter two gravitational fields. Starting to get less confident in my knowledge of it though. Hopefully this will improve
This week started out good in terms of productivity. But as it went on I kind of lost all motivation to work which is sad because now it feels like the work is piling up on me. Hopefully I can catch up with it but idk. Just feel so alone this week. The insularity is getting to me. Doesn't help that all my friends seem to be having a great time at uni/college on snapchat. Feel like deleting all my social media but that'd make me feel more insular than ever. Hope this doesn't trigger a depressive episode
I just want pringles and a hug rn. I've been getting panic attacks at night more frequently now which is ****.
On the bright side I've got my exam timetable now
Also thinking of switching out Warwick with Southampton because I've read it's better for my course but I'm not sure.
Okay so that's the end of week 2
Sorry this update came a day late
I'll be back on Monday with another update