I’ve been experimenting with sketch noting in the last couple of days. I like the way it enables me to emphasize the relationships between ideas and prioritize important ideas. I have to actively listen and interpret as I go, which improves my engagement, retention, and ability to do critical stuff with the ideas I’ve noted.
This isn’t drawing. You don’t have to be artistic to get started. And it’s pretty easy to learn. Here are some resources to get you started:
Here’s a sample of my sketch note representing a debate about literacy: