Two problems stymie (gah. Moveable Type needs spell check!!) me as I *really* *really* try to do this exam prep business.
The first: I cannot quit adding crap to my lists (no! none if it is crap!! but y’all know what I mean!!). I keep coming across great stuff that I feel like I cannot *not* read (like this interesting study by Susan Herring), so I read it, and then add it to the list, and don’t really get anywhere in terms of “checking stuff off.” I’m treading water, at best.
The second: the olde blog thing [here’s the bare bones exam blog], used for keeping track of reading and note-taking, just ain’t doin it for me.
I *cannot* remember what I’ve read, or what I’ve written, or what I’ve thought when I simply post to the blog. I CANNOT. What is wrong with me?? I’ve not given up, but I am going old school for now. The past couple of weeks, I’ve been simply keeping notes in a regular old spiral, using my different colored felt tips, and feeling much better about what I’m reading and retaining. I planned to go back and post a lot of what I’ve written in those notebooks (yes, plural!), but now I might be too far behind.