he benefit of taking longhand handwritten notes in graduate school

Sketchnotes in Grad School

During my second year of study to earn a Masters in Counseling Psychology I had to take a class called Psychopathology. At most schools, this is the class where you memorize DSM-V, how to diagnose different mental illnesses, and form treatment plans. We did all these things, however my professor was particularly interested in the…

Spring 2017 Psychopathology II Course

  This term has felt like something of a controlled landslide, and although I have fewer credit hours than the last term, I’ve struggled more to keep up with various areas of my life. To that end, since I’m roughly 10 weeks behind on posting my weekly course notes, I’ve decided to collate the notes from…

Graduate Course Notes – Counseling – Psychopathology – Wk 9

I mostly like my header, but otherwise I’m not loving notes from psychopathology this week. I’ve been using a 7″x10″ mixed media notepad for most of this term, and while I’m happy with the paper, working on a page smaller than 8″x10″ is impacting my spacing and letter size, I think- either I am trying…

Graduate Course Notes – Counseling – Psychopathology – Wk 8

If I had an FAQ, one of the questions would be “how do you take notes in class and keep up?” I like how these two photos provide some insight to my process. The key is not stressing about finishing one element before moving to the next. If I know how I want to structure…

White Gel Pen Sketchnotes

Graduate Course Notes – Psychopathology – Wk 7 – Depression

A 50 page paper due on Halloween Day was scary enough, so I decided to try something playful and just a little spooky with my notes on Monday. Black cardstock plus a Sakura Gelly Roll pen and a White Sharpie Paint Marker worked to challenge my skills via note taking with white ink on black…

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