Module handbook – indicative reading list Recommended / core texts Weekly reading lists Seminar / tutorial reading lists Your own research - summon
Making notes from reading Always write down the full reference on your notes Read with a purpose – What do you want to find out? Make notes that fulfil your purpose – don’t write down everything ‘just in case’. Don’t copy!
Note Making Techniques Don’t write everything down! Summarise rather than transcribe Use abbreviations and symbols esp. w/o. e.g. b4. + Underline and use colours
Notes from a lecture… Communication Non-Electronic Methods messengers human messengers birds as messenger – pigeons signals signals that can be seen smoke signals lighthouses semaphore handwriting printed books newspapers signals that can be heard drums horns (motor-horns, fog-horns) Electronic Methods using wires telephones cables without using wires radio television radio-telephone cinema The Use of Satellites communication satellites weather satellites navigation satellites
Communication I.Non Electronic Methods A.Messengers (i)human (ii)birds (pigeons) B.Signals (i)can be seen (a)smoke (b)lighthouses (c)semaphore (d)handwriting (e)printed books (f)newspapers (ii)can be heard (a)drums (b)horns 1.motor-horns 2.fog-horns IIElectronic Methods A.Using wires (i)telephones (ii)cables B.Without using wires (i)radio (ii)television (iii)radio-telephone (iv)cinema IIIThe Use of Satellites A.Communication satellites B.Weather satellites C. Navigation satellites
Filing your notes
Report writing What is the difference between an essay and a report? What sections do reports have?