Take a moment to reflect on you inquiry plan (calendar). Do you need to make any revisions to your original plan? If so, why? If you haven’t made any changes to your plan, why do you feel you have been so successful in sticking to it?

 

When writing my plan, I purposefully wrote it with a lot of ambition, so as to put maximum effort in keeping up with it. As expected, I am not able to complete all of the 22 units by the end of this week. The reason for this is that there isn’t enough time to practice, and it is important to master the absolute basics before moving onto new skills. From reading ahead, I found that the later chapters become less useful my type of simplistic notetaking. If I need to be able to take notes by the 30th of January, then I cannot afford to use my time learning unnecessary accessories to shorthand. With the knowledge of the first 15 chapters, I am already confused enough when it comes to using all the strategies. Likewise, the reading practices are becoming more and more difficult because of all the new abbreviations. I think that this is the time for me to stop going by the book, and start applying shorthand into practice by way of podcasts and journal entries. In the end, I am adjusting my plan to stop studying the manual earlier, to allow more time to gain speed.