LISTS, NOTES, and TEXT in all formats, both paper and on screen.
People with a READ/WRITE preference like:
READING and WRITING
Taking NOTES and making LISTS
STRUCTURE, order, and clarity
WORDS with interesting sources and definitions
Using the right words correctly
To TAKE IN information use:
- LISTS – ordered, numbered, or with bullet points
- TITLES and HEADINGS
- dictionaries and online tools to find the BEST WORDS
- books, articles, manuals, hand-outs, reading lists
- definitions, constitutions, legal documents, minutes, and rules
- WRITTEN NOTES from what others have said or written
To PRESENT information:
- use WRITING to think through and clarify ideas
- REWRITE principles and ideas in your own words
- LIST items in categories, ordered by importance
- provide WRITTEN information for others to read
- use a wide range of PRINT media
If it isn’t in print, it doesn’t exist.
You will want to READ about this and WRITE down your ideas.
Using READ/WRITE STRATEGIES in:
- Read textbooks, manuals, and assigned readings.
- Use lists, glossaries, and dictionaries.
- Translate ideas and principles into other words.
- Organize diagrams, charts, and graphs into words.
- Write essays in structured paragraphs, with introductions and conclusions.
- Organize your notes into points according to hierarchies.
- Reduce 3 pages of your notes to 1 by removing unnecessary details.
- Rewrite notes repeatedly.
- Reread notes (silently) repeatedly.
- Write exam answers for practice.
- In meetings, make lists of actions and desired outcomes.
- As you listen, summarize what is said in your own notes and lists.
- Order points by category and importance.
- Create plans or frameworks to organize information.
- Analyze detailed results in tables.
- Read and contribute to business articles, journals, and online posts.
- Refer to definitions, constitutions, legal documents, minutes, and rules.
- Regularly read new material in online forums.
- Give and receive feedback in written form.
“My task …. by the power of the written word
(is) to make you hear, to make you feel …
to make you see.”
~ Joseph Conrad (novelist)