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Tuesday, July 12

  1. page 07 Tagging for Scholarship edited Notes in Evernote can be organized using notebooks and tags, or a combination of these. Because Eve…
    Notes in Evernote can be organized using notebooks and tags, or a combination of these. Because Evernote is so flexible, it can be frustrating for a new user who begins accumulating information when their collection seems disorganized or ineffective. How do you organize academic material so that it can help you with the task of writing a cumulative paper or studying for a comprehensive exam? Here are some suggestions that might get you thinking about what might work for you.
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    for Academics"
    On this page, we offer one approach that relies on developing a tagging scheme that helps with input and organization for large note collections maintained over long periods of time. One thing to think about as your begin developing your Personal Knowledge Base is how you are going to access your notes once your collection of notes is HUGE and you've been collecting notes for a LONG TIME. How will you access your notes on that article your read five years ago? How will you remind yourself of the analysis you've done now that you have another year's worth of data to add to a study? How can you review a technique you learned years ago and apply it to new situation that has just come up? How can you add a resource to your collection that is actually relevant to a project you "shelved" a while ago, but hope one day to return to?
    Some people choose to rely on clever searches to access their information, while others design detailed frameworks relevant to their area of study. On this page we describe one way to use tags to help you organize your PKB. At the heart of this approach is to use tags that include a TYPE, a TOPIC, and (possibly) a SUBTOPIC.
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    To do this:
    Think of the different types of tags you might use. Tags can identify concepts (keywords), projects (e.g. EDC 587 Lit Rev), or even significant people. Choose a prefix for each tag type. For example, tags related to projects can begin with "PR-" while concept tags can begin with "ZZ-". These "type" prefixes force tags of the same type to be listed together in the sidebar and on the tag index page.
    AB- People or contactsCL.Classes. e.g. AB-Smith-John
    PR- Projects
    CL.EDC503Su16
    PR.Projects
    e.g. PR-ConferenceProposal2013
    ZZ- Topic
    PR.ConferenceProposal2013
    ZZ.Topic
    or concepts e.g. ZZ-Topic.SubtopicZZ.Topic.Subtopic
    A critical feature of Evernote is that when you begin typing a tag's name in the tag field, it tries to predictively "fill in" the rest of the tag's name. This allows you to use tags with as much detail as you need without having to remember their exact form. Over time, your own taxonomy will become part of how you think about your collection, and categorizing or accessing notes will be a snap.
    Because you don't have to remember the entire tag name, you can include subtopics in your tags if needed. A subtopic can follow the topic, making a complete tag resemble the last entry in the list above. As you add subtopics to your tagged topics, a digital taxonomy forms that mirrors how you are organizing your knowledge internally. By searching on these tags, you can recall each topic in as much detail as you need.
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    Explanation
    PR.URI.GemsnetArticle
    (PR - Project)
    AB.Fogleman.Jay
    (AB - AddressBook,
    = "Project")
    CL.EDC502Su16
    (CL = Class,
    for contacts)class notes)
    ZZ.PK.GroupDiscussion
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    type. PK -= My abbreviation for Pedagogical Knowledge)
    Once you decide on the types of tags, and your naming conventions, tag away! You can assign multiple tags to any note stored in any notebook. Notes can include more than one tag, so they can be associated with more than one project or writing assignment. By assigning tags based on your research interests as well as key concepts in your field, resources that you come across in the context of a particular course can be recalled months or years later.
    You can set Evernote to list your tags in the sidebar, giving you quick cross-notebook access to all you research and project notes. If you've used a different prefix for each type of tag, then they will be listed in neat groups in your sidebar.
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    Note: You may be asking yourself:
    Why so complicated? Why not just tag notes with subjects or keywords?
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    I use 'discoursediscourse communities, community,
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    project tags.
    Results:

    Results:
    Many of
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    essentially useless.
    It was a MESS!

    I decided that I needed a way to create a taxonomy from my tags that helped me categorize and access my resources. as painlessly as possible. I ended up using a Type.Topic.Subtopic approach. I now have over 25000 notes and 1300 tags, and I can still find things related to courses, projects, and manuscripts years after I stopped working those items. This approach has worked for me, but your mileage may vary.
    It is very unpleasant to have to go back through a large collection of notes to retag them using a new approach, so it is worth thinking early about how you will work with your collection as it grows. fogleman
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  2. page 07 Tagging for Scholarship edited Notes in Evernote can be organized using notebooks and tags, or a combination of these. Because Eve…
    Notes in Evernote can be organized using notebooks and tags, or a combination of these. Because Evernote is so flexible, it can be frustrating for a new user who begins accumulating information when their collection seems disorganized or ineffective. How do you organize academic material so that it can help you with the task of writing a cumulative paper or studying for a comprehensive exam? Here are some suggestions that might get you thinking about what might work for you.
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    for Academics" by ZZZZ.
    On this page, we offer one approach that relies on developing a tagging scheme that helps with input and organization for large note collections maintained over long periods of time. One thing to think about as your begin developing your Personal Knowledge Base is how you are going to access your notes once your collection of notes is HUGE and you've been collecting notes for a LONG TIME. How will you access your notes on that article your read five years ago? How will you remind yourself of the analysis you've done now that you have another year's worth of data to add to a study? How can you review a technique you learned years ago and apply it to new situation that has just come up? How can you add a resource to your collection that is actually relevant to a project you "shelved" a while ago, but hope one day to return to?
    Some people choose to rely on clever searches to access their information, while others design detailed frameworks relevant to their area of study. On this page we describe one way to use tags to help you organize your PKB. At the heart of this approach is to use tags that include a TYPE, a TOPIC, and (possibly) a SUBTOPIC.
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Tuesday, May 31

  1. page 07 Tagging for Scholarship edited ... new user to begin who begins accumulating information in many notes and become frustrated…
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    new user to beginwho begins accumulating information in many notes and become frustrated when because their collection
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    or ineffective. . How do
    There are as many approaches to organizing information as there are scholars (and students!). There is no optimal solution. You should research how others have organized their notes and be willing to explore different approaches. One resource Is the shared notebook "Evernote for Academics" by ZZZZ.
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    return to?
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    a SUBTOPIC.
    One approach is to group notes in logically connected notebooks, e.g. by courses and then tag notes based on the type of resource they represente, e.g. concepts, projects, writing assignments, tasks, etc.
    To do this:
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Monday, April 25

  1. page 08 Notebooks for Academic Writing edited ... Researching and Synthesizing Resources Drafting Sections ... of writing: {Screen {Sc…
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    Researching and Synthesizing Resources
    Drafting Sections
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    of writing:
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    Putting the Pieces Together
    After each section of your article is complete, it is time to sew the pieces together into a single document. This is can done in a separate note or directly into a word processor by going down the ordered list of section notes, copying the appropriate text in each note and then pasting it into the document file. Once the text is in place, tables and figures can be inserted as well. Finally, the bibliography should be built. If you included in each section note its relevant citations, these can also be pasted. Personally, I just use Zotero to build the citations and bibliography automatically after everything else is in place.
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  2. page 08 Notebooks for Academic Writing edited ... Researching and Synthesizing Resources Drafting Sections You can use one or many notes to w…
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    Researching and Synthesizing Resources
    Drafting Sections
    You can use one or many notes to write your manuscript's sections. A note per section will allow you to gather your search around each point you're trying to make . The figure below shows both notes created for each section of an academic article as well as a template for a note for one chunk of writing:
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    Putting the Pieces Together
    After each section of your article is complete, it is time to sew the pieces together into a single document. This is can done in a separate note or directly into a word processor by going down the ordered list of section notes, copying the appropriate text in each note and then pasting it into the document file. Once the text is in place, tables and figures can be inserted as well. Finally, the bibliography should be built. If you included in each section note its relevant citations, these can also be pasted. Personally, I just use Zotero to build the citations and bibliography automatically after everything else is in place.
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Friday, February 26

  1. page 07 Tagging for Scholarship edited Notes in Evernote can be organized using notebooks and tags, or a combination of these. Because Eve…
    Notes in Evernote can be organized using notebooks and tags, or a combination of these. Because Evernote is so flexible, it can be frustrating for a new user to begin accumulating information in many notes and become frustrated when because their collection seems disorganized or ineffective. . How do you organize academic material so that it can help you with the task of writing a cumulative paper or studying for a comprehensive exam? Here are some suggestions that might get you thinking about what might work for you.
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    Academics" by ZZZZ
    Here
    ZZZZ.
    On this page,
    we offer only suggestions.one approach that relies on developing a tagging scheme that helps with input and organization for large note collections maintained over long periods of time. One thing
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    come up? SomeHow can you add a resource to your collection that is actually relevant to a project you "shelved" a while ago, but hope one day to return to?
    Some
    people choose
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    of study.
    On
    On this page
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    your PKB. At the heart of this approach is to use tags that include a TYPE, a TOPIC, and (possibly) a SUBTOPIC.
    One approach is to group notes in logically connected notebooks, e.g. by courses and then tag notes based on the type of resource they represente, e.g. concepts, projects, writing assignments, tasks, etc.
    To do this:
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    8:25 pm
  2. page 07 Tagging for Scholarship edited Notes in Evernote can be organized using notebooks and tags, or a combination of these. Because Eve…
    Notes in Evernote can be organized using notebooks and tags, or a combination of these. Because Evernote is so flexible, it can be frustrating for a new user to begin accumulating information in many notes and become frustrated when because their collection seems disorganized or ineffective. . How do you organize academic material so that it can help you with the task of writing a cumulative paper or studying for a comprehensive exam? Here are some suggestions that might get you thinking about what might work for you.
    ...
    different approaches. One resource Is the shared notebook "Evernote for Academics" by ZZZZ
    Here we offer only suggestions. One thing to think about as your begin developing your Personal Knowledge Base is how you are going to access your notes once your collection of notes is HUGE and you've been collecting notes for a LONG TIME. How will you access your notes on that article your read five years ago? How will you remind yourself of the analysis you've done now that you have another year's worth of data to add to a study? How can you review a technique you learned years ago and apply it to new situation that has just come up? Some people choose to rely on clever searches to access their information, while others design detailed frameworks relevant to their area of study.
    On this page we describe one way to use tags to help you organize your PKB.
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    8:14 pm
  3. page 07 Tagging for Scholarship edited ... notes and documents only to realize that the become frustrated when because their collecti…
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    notes and documents only to realize that thebecome frustrated when because their collection has to be strategically organized to reflect order and be supportive of sustained workseems disorganized or study.ineffective. . How do
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    there are scholars.scholars (and students!). There is
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    optimal solution. HereYou should research how others have organized their notes and be willing to explore different approaches.
    Here
    we offer
    On this page we describe one way to use tags to help you organize your PKB.
    One approach is to group notes in logically connected notebooks, e.g. by courses and then tag notes based on the type of resource they represente, e.g. concepts, projects, writing assignments, tasks, etc.
    ...
    Note: You may be asking yourself:
    Why so complicated? Why not just tag notes with subjects or keywords?
    ...
    project tags.
    Results: Many of my tags were close in meaning and required me to keep them straight in my head. The chaotic sidebar was essentially useless.
    I decided that I needed a way to create a taxonomy from my tags that helped me categorize and access my resources. as painlessly as possible. I ended up using a Type.Topic.Subtopic approach. I now have over 25000 notes and 1300 tags, and I can still find things related to courses, projects, and manuscripts years after I stopped working those items. This approach has worked for me, but your mileage may vary.
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    7:56 pm

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