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What ways can we use the reading process to prepare a foundation for the review? How do you all approach this?
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I've mentioned in these forums before with regard to making notations in books that I just put a small period (very tiny / almost invisible) in the margin of a line that I want to go back to review later. I make the mark with a pencil and then put the page number(s) on one of the back flyleaves of the book. This saves marking up (thus defacing) a book. Also, it keeps a record of all the points of interest I've come across in the book with the book. For instance: I might read a beautiful passage and want to remember it as an inspiration to something I might write in the future. So I put a penciled (very small and light) period next to the beginning of that sentence and record the page number on the back flyleaf perhaps with a small notation beside the page number which says "beautiful phrasing". Anyone who later reads the book and comes to that page will not even recognize the period mark as intentional and would most probably think that it is a flaw in the paper or print. Only YOU will recognize it because you will be looking for it.
I can't tell you how many times I've been on the verge of screaming out loud when I come across used books covered in text which has been underscored in ink or gone over with highliters or writing. No reason for that at all if this system is used.
― Steven Wright
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I highlight errors in blue, and passages I like in pink. I also highlight important plot points in yellow. I add notes to most of these highlights.
I don't write the summary until I've read the entire book.
After finishing the book, I wait one day to start the first draft and let things settle in my mind a bit.
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