One of the key elements to prolong the life and effectiveness of any course experience is the COURSE NOTEBOOK. It is amazing when I hear stories from long-past course attendees who routinely turn to their Course Notebook for the answer to help them face a technical challenge.
There are two people attending the Advanced Aquifer Testing Course in Calgary, Alberta who provide a testament to this observation. Sitting in the front row of the class is Laura whom I notice is filling her notebook chock full of notes, page-by-page-by-page-by-page. The 500+-page course notebook is filling up with "gold nuggets" that are verbally presented by the instructors. Her approach to taking notes includes tabs and post-it notes that prioritize the importance of her notes. Wow, this is awesome!!
|Laura's notebook is chock full of notes on nearly every page!|
|Great job, Todd! You not only have maximized the use and life of that hefty notebook, you carried it TO a course!|