One way to practise consecutive is to take notes from the
speeches. This has the advantage of doing away with the time pressure
that we are under when a speech is being given, so we can work on our
note-taking technique in isolation.
If you have good technique, and there are many pages on this
which describe elements of note-taking
technique, and if that technique is ingrained through hours and
hours of practice, then when the pressure is on...when you have to take
a test or actually work....it will not let you down.
a) Compare your notes from the previous few
the model below. Note the points where you have not analysed the text
b) Make a page of written comments on this
to simplify it, by „telescoping” or deleting everything that is not
c) Take notes again on the [same] text above,
in mind the corrections you made to your original notes. Correct this
new set of notes (for lay-out, verticality etc.) until your are sure
that you cannot improve on them.
d) Read your notes through several times until
can read them back with total fluency. Change the vocabulary you use
each time, particularly for the link words, without changing the
meaning or the text.
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