In 2015, I think, I initially explained the process I use to read and highlight. However that has actually been progressing through time. This post, like the one I did on an upgraded variation of the Drafts Review Matrix, is planned to reveal how I check out, highlight, and scribble on the margins of book chapters and journal posts. This colour-coding plan is approximately the very same that I utilize right now, though as I have actually discussed before, often I divert off.
For me, checking out means really ENGAGING with the text. Doodling marginalia, highlighting. Remembering in notebook pic.twitter.com/dbnqr1yl30!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega(@raulpacheco)November 2, 2017 There are a variety of choices that students and early career scholars ask me about. How do I choose which short articles I’m reading merit a memorandum, which ones warrant a synthetic note, and which ones are merely a fast AIC/CSED row entry? Here’s one example of such choice. If after running an AIC Content Extraction I find that the paper is truly heavy with marginalia and highlights, it would most likely be a good idea to read it more deeply and in its whole. On reading tactically: if a paper I’m highlighting is heavy on notes and cross-references, it benefits a memorandum pic.twitter.com/10JSNSq9ia!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega(@raulpacheco)July 16,
2017 I often tweet about the truth that I match colours throughout. For instance, if I highlight in pink, I doodle matching notes in pink, and I compose on my Whatever Note pad in the very same shade. When I check out, I colour-code my highlighting and make colours correspond throughout with minimal scribbles/notes pic.twitter.com/Da0RCxLxP8!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco )May 6, 2017 On highlighting, doodling and cross-linking: note how my highlight colours match my marginalia AND my notes on Everything
Notebook pic.twitter.com/dX1lKbB3GV!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco)March 15, 2018 As I pointed out on Twitter, this is basically my colour coding scheme today. Individuals have asked me to explain my colour-coding plan when I highlight and doodle. Yellow is for primary, essential, high-level concepts.
pic.twitter.com/0QSdHNOzuE!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega(@raulpacheco )March 10, 2018 You can check out the rest of the thread by clicking anywhere on the tweet below. As soon as you do, the Twitter thread will expand and you can
scroll up and down to read it in its entirety. As I mention, I normally use Yellow for
main-level, or crucial ideas. For example, each paragraph’s opening sentence(if the paper is written that method)would be highlighted with yellow. The issue I have with writers who lock their essence in the middle of a paragraph is that you require to read a whole paragraph to”open it”and discover THE essential principle.
Green is for 3rd level ideas: key principles normally buried mid-paragraph. I also mix colours to identify in between factors/elements pic.twitter.com/mD8JEP1AZc!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega (@raulpacheco)March 10, 2018 I usually utilize orange, pink, green and blue to second-, third-, fourth- and fifth-level concepts (hierarchically and sequentially arranged). Keep in mind how I follow a consecutive process here– crucial concept– reason (second level )– example(3rd level)– corollary (fourth level )pic.twitter.com/AiXINoCAJZ!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega(@raulpacheco )March 10, 2018 This is an important component of the procedure. I don’t constantly summarize on the margins. I discussion with the text’s author, with the literature and
I also critique. I likewise give myself guidelines on what to do with the text I’m emphasize(e.g. “construct a table summarizing these insights”suggests I should discover the most essential principles and construct a table that sums up these insights in a visual manner that is a lot more rationally arranged than the way in which the author exists these thoughts ). My marginalia have 3 purposes: sunmarize, dialogue with the work and critique, and cross-link to other work. Here I dialogue and review pic.twitter.com/kOngSs2php!.?.!— Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega(@raulpacheco)March 10, 2018 The side bars I use to”get “a whole paragraph or a few sentences mean” these sentences have important concepts, and the paragraph is too wish for me to attempt and get just a few of them, so I’ll record all of it”. They can likewise imply”this quotation looks really cool and need to be sent out to my Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump”. If you remember my Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump (CSED ), these”key sentences” usually end up priced estimate in my”Quote “column(with page!)– Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega(@raulpacheco) March 10, 2018 Hopefully this post will help others produce their own colour-coding plan.