Going All Digital in School

Learn the tools and techniques to go to High School, College or Graduate School using an all digital paperless workflow.
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

In this course you will not only learn all of the apps and software you will need to go to High School, College or Graduate School using an all digital paperless workflow, but you will also learn techniques to capture information, cite it properly and use it in your writing and papers. Upon completion of this course you will be able to apply these tools and techniques to your own process to make you more efficient and organized. You will be able to demonstrate to your teachers and professors greater mastery of the information again with proper citation all with less effort than a paper process.

What are the requirements?

  • Must be comfortable with iPad and Computer (Mac or PC)
  • Must already know how to install software

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the Tool necessary to go paperless in school
  • Learn techniques for reading, note taking, research, writing and editing
  • Learn how to minimize effort and maximize time.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who is in High School, College or Graduate School
  • Anyone in school who want to be more organized and efficient
  • Anyone in school who is Dyslexic or Dysgraphic

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Section 1: Introduction
01:07

- In order to go digital you really need to, to start with the end in the mind. So if getting good grades and learning is the end goal, then in order to, to do that every step along the way when, when it comes to first being organized, managing your syllabus, reading and note taking, managing references, doing research, outlining, quoting, doing your analysis, taking a coffee break, doing the writing, doing even more writing, and most importantly the editing and the export phase, all of that has to...One bit of information needs to flow properly into the next bit of information, and you really, what I'm gonna show you is a system that puts it all together uh, or at least for me has put it all together in a way that I have been able to maximize my grades, and minimize and time and energy that I need to put into it.

00:44

- In this course, You'll gonna need two piece's of hardware. The first is an iPad, you can use the iPad to read, make notes on your reading and to create outlines for papers or projects. The second piece of hardware is a laptop. Now, I assume a laptop it can also be a desktop as well but you gonna need a bigger computer to be able to manage your writing, your research and your references. I use a Mac, however all the programs that I used in this course are also have a PC equivalent. Everything you gonna see is on a mac but you should able to do everything in the course on a PC.

03:40

- Software, on the iPad there are four programs there are four programs that I used extensively. I used my homework, which is I can basically take syllabus for every course, create every piece of reading in there, every piece of home working there, put it all in the syllabus and it allows me to manage a flick count of perspective and sort of task management. My homework is a web-based applications you'll see. So, you can do it on your computer, you can do it on your iPad.I also have installed 'em on my android phone. So, I can just manage my reading list from there. I used IANT PDF for as my PDF reader and you'll see why when we get in there. I originally thought $10 is a lot to spend for a PDF reader that highlighted and made notes but when you see the program and you see what you can do, it's probably the best 10 bucks I ever spend on the iPad. The next,the third set is actually a set of programs, their e-book reading programs, um,for my classes I used Sheg and Kindle. You could also use... so one you see'd Sheg and Kindled which will do in this course. You can apply the same strategies to Barnes & Noble, any of the other reading, e-reader software out there. And then I use Inspiration maps as an outlining tool and the reason why using Inspiration maps is a $10 tool, there are other outlining tools out there, um, but I used it because I also used the same version of the the program called Inspiration on the desktop. So, if you used a different tool you can use different outline tool. Ah, it's a principle, it's important. On the laptop, on the desktop, I used the Tero as my reference data base, it's super easy, it's in the web browser. You can pick a lot of data up of the web. There's not a lot of typing and is just a great reference data base. There are many many different reference that basis out there. And your school may um, give you a license to use a much more fancier version of different kinds out there. So,again I use the Tero it's free. If your school doesn't use Tero don't worry, the same principles apply. For research writing and notes and it's my binder that keeps my... everything organize, the center of my universe. When it comes to going to school is a protocol scrivener. It's $45,it is literally the best $45 I've ever spend in a piece of software, ever in my life. And I've been using computers for 25 years, maybe it was longer than that. It was originally designed by a novelist, who is also a programmer and it's designed to write very big, very long documents. And so, one of the things I promise to have with words is moving documents around, moving parts o fdocuments around gets really confusing. It's very hard to get organized it's...and you have to get separate application for research. So this is one thing at, it's a one ring that will rings them all. Then there's Inspiration for$40 this is a outlining tool if you do a lot of heavy multi-media with your outline which I do. I use the desktop tool, if you do not then maybe all you need is Inspiration maps for $10 tool in the iPad. I use drop box this is to move files for file sharing, I use scheme too on the mac for, to read my PDF on the Mac. However, scheme is not a PC compatible document. Ah, a PC compatible so you can use a W reader on the PC. Where you can use W reader on the Mac. And then I use Google drive to share files, both between my laptop and my desktop and then also to um between... I can, I send documents out to my editors and small documents in Google docs.

Software List
Article
00:52

- Assumptions, I made three sort of assumptions. First of all, I assumed that you know how to use an iPad, you know how to use your laptop and you know how to use your internet. I don't... I don't cover any of those basics in this course. The second assumption is that you know how to install applications on your iPad and your computer. So there are no videos here on how to install specific kinds of compu... ah... comp... kinds of software. The third assumption is that the real value of this course is not the applications themselves but it's the over all process. So, I try to keep this a sort of high level um process course and not so much about the mechanics. So, click this button here, click this button here. Um, once you understand the high level then you can mix and match all the software you want once you get to the high level process.

02:11

- Eye Safety, so this really odd topic, but I gotta tell you when I first started reading on the ipad, uh, I just, my eyes were just killing me. Uhm, they just were red all the time. So a couple of uhm, suggestions, the first one is putting low glare screen protector on your ereader, on your ipad, so uh, once I did that that like cut most of my eye strain out of the picture. The next thing I did was, and this was kinda dumb on my part, but I'd be reading in the middle of the night, and I have that brightness jacked up so high, that it would just, uh, sorta fry my brain. The last thing I did and particularly when I'm working at the office and I have the uh, glare of the uh, cause I don't have low glare screen, computer screen right, I have a high glare computer screen, and I got those office lights you know pumping down on my uhm, computer screen, Is I use uh, in my office, uh, uh, pair of Gunnar glasses, and these are uh, video game glasses, and computer glasses. I got them on uh, I got my pair on, uh, eBay used. They're like a hundred bucks, and I got it for like 60 bucks on eBay. No scratches, nothing, the guy bought it didn't like them, and uh, so I got it at, for a great deal. But basically what they are, you can see that they are yellow. Uh they make yellow version and a clear version, but the yellow gives the screen a little bit more contrast cause the letters, the text a little bit more contrast. It uh, has a coating to reduce glare, and it keeps your eyes really moist, it sort of, uhm, creates what they call microclimate around your eyes to keep them really moist, and I gotta tell you I'm wearing them right now and uh, I've been wearing them, I, I actually probably one of their best sales people. uh, they're just phenomenal, I don't have a eyesight problem, I have 20/20 vision, but uh, they just dramatically reduce my eye strain. So I cannot emphasize enough if you're gonna go paperless, that you have a strat that you are, that you're in the right environment with low lighting, uhm, not bright screens, and not a lot of glare ,and if you need to get glasses, get uh, glasses that cut down on the glare, uh, because it'll make your experience so much better.

Section 2: Syllabus, Task Management and Drive Organization
07:51

- In this video I'm going to walk through the syllabus, and how I take the syllabus and put that into a task management software so that I can manage my homework. Time management, particularly as you move up in your education, becomes more and more critical. Graduate school, in particular, is designed to inundate you with so much information that you have to do a lot of picking and choosing, and really do lot of time management. So in order to prepare for that interview, be better able to manage that, the first thing I did was take my syllabus and put it into a task management system, so that I knew exactly what was expected of me in every class, and I could manage that throughout the week. Then I'm gonna show a system called" My homework". I did it online, so I could use it on my laptop, using a web browser But I also I had it on my phone, on my android phone. And I also had it on my iPad. And so I always knew what I needed to do from a reading perspective or from a writing perspective. And I was never in a situation where I was in surprise. Because, particularly for me, reading is very difficult. And so it takes me a lot longer. And so I have to manage that. So if anything surprises happen, I'm just basically screwed. So here is my syllabus, I'm gonna zoom in here. This is my syllabus. And what I've done, I'll show you this in a program called "I annotate" But what I've one is I have created hyperlinks to everyone of the weeks. So I'm gonna go to week three here. And you're gonna see here that week three, we have our objective. We have a title for it. The dates that it applies to. What we're trying to understand. And then the various readings. And you're gonna see here that I have readings that are-- like this one happens to be in university library-- that I have to go get it, or in the teachers list of readings. This one happens to be a webpage. So I've got one, two, three-- this a YouTube lecture-- four, five different readings. One, two, three, four, five. And then I have an assignment. And that is to write a three to five page reflection paper on this guys lecture. So this is the guy's lecture. So let me show you how I would organize this. Let me show "My Homework", which is the name of the application. It's free. So let me bring that up. So this is the web application. It's called "My Homework". And it's at MyHomeworkApp.com. And you can see here that you can do iPhone, Android, iPad, Windows 8, Web and Kindle. And the reason why this is so important is managing these tasks is so critical. So we're gonna sign in to my account here. So you can sign in via Facebook as well. Again this a free application. You can see here last semester I had two classes: Disabilities in Media and Psycho-social. So I'm gonna click on the Psychosocial class. So this is a list of all of the readings and papers and everything I had to do for the entire semester. Starting from the very beginning. Read syllabus. I am... the main thing this is anal retentive, but with my particular impairments. I literally have to task everything. And so you can see where I read syllabus. Do the course tour. Literally every task that was ever asked of me to do, I put it in here so let me-- let's look at-- I'm gonna drop down the menu. What you have here is you have a calendar. You have homework. You have classes. You have teachers. So let's go back home. Let's say I wanted to-- let's say it was the beginning of the semester, and I wanted to add a class. So this is going to be... I can either find a class, or add a class manually. I'm not gonna go through "find a class". I'm just gonna take this one. I'm just gonna add the class manually. So I know that next semester I'm taking 602. And it is Intro to Disability. And it starts the 27th. And ends, I'm just gonna make up a date here-- sometime in May. All of my classes are online so I don't need to put in that information. So I'm just gonna save. You can save another class or save in. Go to class times and then you can also add another class. My classes are online and they don't have a particular class. Like we don't meet on Fridays at 8:00 am or something. Then I don't put in, I don't use any management here You can use that and I would suggest that if you do and you have time management issues that you are absolutely looking to using that but I don't because my classes are online. So I'm gonna go into this class and you can see this brand new class. So I'm gonna need to do, some basic things. First thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna come in here, I'm gonna click that plus button. I'm gonna say read syllabus and it is, it happens to be for this class and then they ask me what kind, is it homework, reading? Most the ones that I did was either reading, read paper, or other. So I'm gonna put this as reading. I'm gonna give myself a due date to this by the end of the week. I never put a due times and sometimes for like papers. I put hyper already but generally I just leave that blank. And then for papers I would set reminders. For reading, I did not set reminders simply because I always have a time reading. So I can always in any moment pick my iPad and do some reading. So that was never. I never set reminders but if your personally likes to set reminders and likes to be nagged, this is definitely a great way to be nagged, and then any other information. And so for this example is a webpage I might put in a webpage here and then I'm gonna add another one. So we're gonna, let's do another one, so I'm gonna open up another syllabus again. Where's my syllabus. So let's add this YouTube. So I just grabbed this whole thing, I'm gonna copy it and come back here. I'm just gonna paste it and other information. So what I have here is YouTube lecture by Paul Lombardo and I'm just gonna copy that portion right there. Pick the class in 602 and the type. I'm gonna put the others since the YouTube and I've got the video down there and I'm gonna hits o-time due date, I wanna do this by, let's say this the end of the week. Okay, so I'm gonna hit save. Now what I have here is, I have read syllabus and I have a lecture of Paul Lombardo and I can order by priority or by type. here's all the reading and here's all the other. This is absolutely a critical piece to manage my whole process. So, on the iPad or I'll show you on this case. Once I'm done with the task and I want to market complete. I could just come in here. I could do on the iPad or I'm gonna do this to the webpage right now and just mark as complete. And you'll see a the little drop down. If I refresh the screen, it will drop down to the bottom. If I click all. I'm sorry. You'll drop down to the bottom as completed and I just move on my next task. So this is a really great. It's a free tool. It's a really great way to keep the entire semester organize. My recommendation to is to take the entire syllabus. Take the several hours. You just copy and paste everything in and get entire semester organized in one block and so you know what exactly what to do and there are no surprises.

05:21

- [man] In this video, I'm gonna show you how to organize the file system, um, or at least how I organize my file system, uh, so that, later on, throughout the semester, um, I know exactly where everything is. So-- so one of the key concepts here is, at some point throughout a semester, whether you're in high school or in college or in graduate school, you're gonna be asked to, uh, talk about what you've learned so far. So that may be a midterm paper, that may be a final paper, that may be a presentation of some sort. So for me in particular, with my impairments, one of the things that I've learned that I have to do is that I have to keep completely organized. Um, where I keep everything and where I store everything has to have a system, otherwise I won't remember where I put stuff. So here is, um, my class. Uh, this is a graduate level class, 601, um, Psychological Social Cultural Political, uh, Elements of Disabilities, um, and, uh, you can see here, right down here, it actually says, it's on my dropbox folder. Now, I happen to have a very large dropbox account. If you're using the free, two gigabyte account this may be a little bit too big for you, I mean, there might not be enough room for you to store everything, um, so you might not be able to use dropbox, but the-- the important thing here is, make sure that on your drive, on your laptop or your desktop, that you have one central location where you put everything for that class. So let me show you how I've structured it, that works for me, um, and then you can work off of that. So the first thing is in the main folder here I have the syllabus. Now the syllabus, notice that the syllabus is in .pdf form, uh, and they're fairly long in graduate school. So this is everything I need to do for the semester, uh, and you're gonna get something equivalent, and if you don't have something equivalent, uh, go to your professor, go to your teacher, and ask for them, because being organized, the next video we're gonna do, is, uh, task management, and being organized is very, very important. So you need to have all that outlined before you start so you know what you're getting into. For me, I've actually got the syllabus in a word document, and I immediately convert it to .pdf. I'm gonna talk a lot about converting documents to .pdf later. The reason why I do .pdf and I choose .pdf as my-- my standard format, is it's really easy to make notes on, uh, and I'm gonna show you a program that makes note taking on .pdfs really super simple. So I immediately convert everything to .pdf. I also organized what the writing assignments were. I-- at the grading, you want to know that immediately, how you're gonna be graded, um, and then, uh, so that's the grade, uh....This is more about the grade, about the writing assignments, grading the writing assignments. This is all the writing assignments, and this is the full syllabus. Now you'll also notice a couple of other folders here. Um, probably the most interesting one is gonna be Weekly Assignments. So, particularly in graduate school, and I think in general more and more, um, teachers are not teaching out of the book. So I had three or four books per class, but I had an additional, I would say maybe 30 or 40 papers on top of that, journal articles that I had to read up on top of that. Some kids even more, uh, I took a film class and it had a lot of video in it, so, um, what you see here is every week, it's a 15 week semester, everything for that class, whether it was notes, whether it was timelines, whether it was-- whatever it was, I dropped it in this class. So you can see, like, in week two we did-- here are some journal articles on stigma, and so here is the however many page journal article, and, um, because I have this in dropbox, I can then access it from my iPad. So, um, keeping things, uh, accessible and organized is absolutely critical. Now you can also see that I have my field research paper. I have a field research paper, I have a film critique, and a final paper, so each of those get individual folders as well. You can see in my final paper, um, here is some, uh, logos, here's the actual final paper itself, it was, I think, 25 pages. Uh, it had 30-some references. Here are some journal articles, and I've organized the journal articles in my research around what topics there were. Uh, and then here's the outline, and we'll get into outlining in another one. Now I'm gonna show you another class where, um, under Papers, I've organized my-- my various papers, and here's my final, and now I want to show you this paper. Under Journal, possible, so notice I put Possible Journal Articles, there are my journal-- some of my journal articles, and you'll find that, um, uh, let me show you another one. Where sometimes when you-- so here, I've got Possible Journal Articles, and some of them are good. These are better. So, uh, you're gonna want-- and then, these are ones that I've done for a bibliography. So you're gonna want to organize, uh, the journal articles on the drive in a way so you'll instantly know what you're looking at. So here I know that these are the ones that, when I went to write the final paper, were the ones that I wanted to focus in on. These were ones I thought would be interesting, but when I further read them, and further researched my topic, they became less interesting, and less important. So the message here is keep organized on your drive. Um, you can use, uh, dropbox to make your whole, uh, digital work flow accessible on your iPad, um, so that's important too, but, uh, one central location to store all of the material for that semester is absolutely critical.

Section 3: Reference Management
09:47

- [male voice] Uh, when you go to school, whether it's high school, college or um, graduate school. Plagiarism is a very, very, big deal. So, passing your idea off as somebody else's, I mean passing someone else's idea off as yours, uh, is a is a big problem. So one of the tools that you can help to manage this process is a cite and reference management tool. There are a lot of different ones out there. I'm going to show you a product called Zotero. It is a free, it works within browsers. It's super easy to use. Um, uh, there are, on your campus though, they may use all different other sorts of ones that are...I mean, these products get very expensive and very robust. So, I'm going to show you a very simple tool. I think if, I think if you look at what we're trying to accomplish, you can apply this to other tools as well. So what are we trying to accomplish? The key goal here is every time you cite an idea or quote somebody, um, that you properly reference where you got that quote. So that starts very early on in the syllabus. So let's pull up the syllabus again. And, um, so here we're back at week three. And I've got this reading, I've got a lecture and I've got books that I'm going to be reading out of, chapter three, right here. Um, so, it's very important to me that I have, and so part of the task management thing that you just did in My Homework, um, when you get a piece of reading, the very, very first thing I do is, I put that piece of reading into my reference database, so that later on, I can generate a reference really easily. So uh, let me open up. What I have here, so this is a web browser and what I have is this is one of my books called "No Pity". Um, one of my books from one of my classes and um, this is a book called "Disability Studies Reader", so it has lots of different sections in it and that will be important later when you go to reference. And then here's the movie from the YouTube video of Paul, Doctor Paul Lombardo's YouTube video. So, I've installed Zotero and when you install Zotero, it was originally written for Firefox but then they have a whole other, lot of other browser um extensions, so I had one in my browser. My, I happened to prefer, um, Chrome, so it's very important than whenever you're looking for a reference database, uh, uh, tool, that it works with whatever browser you're using. Because a lot of information is available on the internet, and you can just click a button and it pastes it right in. So I'm going to show you that. So this is, Zotero on the one side, on the left hand side, I have my library and you can see I partially organized um, in by weeks, but as I was moving forward, what I realized, it was so much easier to just search by someone's name. So, this was the book "No Pity", um, and there you have, there's the book, "No Pity". On, so, this is my different references, and then I also have on the right hand side all of the, pertinent information for creating a bibliography note. So let me just show you how easy this is. So, with "No Pity", I'll start again in how Igot "No Pity" in this, database, so, I'm gonna go back to my, browser. I am, in this particular case, I'm going to grab the information from, Amazon, so here's the "No Pity" book and you can see in my browser, that, um, Zotero allows me to, it puts a little icon here that says 'Save to Zotero'. So all I have to do is click that button and you can see how here it's saving to the, database. I go back into Zotero and you can see here, I've got a brand new reference from today, the creator and the book and a link. So this is everything I need to do to re-create my reference. So let's say, this is halfway through the, semester and I wanna quote out of this, book, um, and I wanna create a cite for the paper and then I wanna create a biblio--, a bibliographic reference. Let me show you how to do that. All I have to do is right click here, drop down the, menu, it says 'Create Bibliography From here, from Item' and then, in my, particular university, because I'm in graduate school, we use the American Psychological Association sixth edition. And it's gonna ask me if I want to cite it or I wanna do a bibliographic, um, entry. And so I'm gonna just grab a text document here. So let's say that this is the quote. This is the quote I want to now cite. So all I have to do here, I'm going to bring, that off screen again, is collect cite. I don't want to save it into a document; I just wanna copy onto the clipboard. I click 'Okay'. It's now copied that into, the clipboard. I come back to my document. I want to paste it, I do control V, and now let's say, I'm in my bibliography, um and I wanna now put the bibliographic reference in. I'm gonna slide this off screen. Come back here, let,uh, right click again, create biblio--, bib--, bibliography from here. Click 'Bibliography', click 'Okay'. It's now copied that into the clipboard again and I just, I can right click and hit paste or I can do command V and there it is. Perfectly formatted bibliographic reference. So there's my cite and there's my bibliography. And that's all I literally had to do. Go out to Amazon, click on the book and um, create the reference. And then later on when I want to use it, do it,then, then just copy and paste. Now, here's, here is my key bit of information.You wanna do this early on, when you get the piece of writing, so and you, so when you get the piece of writing and either when you're setting up your, semester inside of My Homework, or what I would so, is at the beginning of every, week, I would get all my writing material. I would make sure I would sit down; it would take me 30 minutes, maybe. I'd put everything in Zotero and I knew that it was there, later on, if I ever needed to reference, it was always there and I never, while in the heat of writing, a paper, I never had to go back and try to find and create the cite again. Now I'm gonna show you, to wind up, I'm gonna show you a couple of other things. One was creating a, um, a cite for a video. So notice here, that it's a different kind of icon. It's a video icon. So this says, 'Save to Zotero, YouTube'. So we'll click on that button and you're gonna see here, it now saves all the pertinent information. I'm gonna go back to Zotero. And you can see here, there is the legacy and if you wanna see what that looks like as a bibliographic reference, here, I can come in and cite, copy that. I'm going to switch over to my text editor. Paste that, so that's what a proper reference looks like for a video and then let's look at a proper bibliographic reference looks like. Back to my text. And I'm gonna copy, paste that. So that's what that looks like and you can see that it saved the link. Now the other thing that's really nice about this program is, for example. Sometimes you're on a webpage. You're capturing a web page, so I can come up here and I can go and capture, like, a blog post. And I can manually type one in. So, I can do the title of the post, so this says 'Post Title'. And sometimes I can do the author's name, sometimes that, um, when you're on a post, or sometimes Zotero doesn't recognize a webpage and it doesn't capture all the information, like, the author's name or the accurate date for the article. And so you can just come in here and manually, so this is,uh, first name is Jane and then last name was Doe. And I can come in here, the blog title, I can do 'Post Title'. I can copy and paste the URL, so www.url.com. And I can give it a date, and I'll give it a date of, um, like, November, uh, November, I don't know, first, 2013 as an example. So, it automatically formats my date. And that's basically all I need to do for a reference So here it is, I've got my post title. I can copy.And I'll do the citation first. Oh, whoops. I got rid of that. My little text box thing. So, oh, there it is. And here's my cite for the, thing I just created. Joe13 and then if I come back here and I do, 'Create Bibliographic Reference', click 'Okay' and paste that. And there is, there's the URL, who it was retrieved from, the date it was retrieved, everything is correct. So this is a really great tool to make um, make, to make sure that all of your, references and all of your citations are correct with a small,a little bit of time, this is a huge, huge timesaver. Again, the key point here is do it at the beginning of the semester or do it at the beginning of the week, but while you do, when you, when you go to do your reading, make sure you add the cite the reading into your, database, so that later on in the heat of writing your paper, you do not have to screw around with that and writing the paper or the mechanics of writing the paper is super easy.

Section 4: Reading & Note Taking
02:39

- So in this video I'm gonna show you once you've imported your live scribe document into the desktop, I'm gonna show you how to review your notes and what your notes would look like if you were going through a review phase. So I'm going to.. I've got my various different.. I keep two books, i keep a notebook and i keep a lined journal, a little small book in my in my work bag and i have the live scribe with me at all times. So i'm gonna actually show you, i believe this is an online lecture that I did but, here's the actual lecture itself and you can see it pops up a session window and if I double click right here [inaudible 00:00:39] I don't think you can see that very well

- cause I know you've seen all these big whiz bang crazy videos this year you know with-- -So it's talking about whiz bang crazy videos, well I can just double click right over here or double click right over here So as I'm taking notes, say I wanna figure out what this rr thing is, I can go click on that. If I wanna rewind a little bit, i can do that. If I wanna go forward a little bit I can do that. Now if I wanna go to the next page in my notes and look at.. so I'm gonna just double click on this and have you listen to it.

- You've got your how to strategies and you have what I call your high performance strategies and these strategies--

- So, it was talking about your how to strategies and your high performance strategies and i'm gonna go to the next one. And so what this basically allow me to do is to keep notes and because i'm recording the audio the whole time i can jump around so if my notes aren't.. I mean you can look at my writing, it's horrible right? If i can't read something or if I need to review something real quickly I can then just click on right in that section, if I missed it, I can reverse back a little bit, I can star it for later. So this is just a really great way to process audio into.. now you can't copy and paste it into text but at least it gives you a way of reviewing in case your notes aren't that good and then you can make text-based notes using your favorite word processor or research system. So the important thing bout the live scribe is this, it allow you to not only capture audio but allows you to review audio without having to start at the beginning and go all the way to the end You can jump anywhere on your note and that'll start the audio playing, so it becomes a really efficient way to sort of manage long lectures and manage the note taking process with long lectures.

10:11

- [Speaker] In this video I'm gonna talk about "iannotate pdf" which is an application that you gotta find on the, iPad and it is the primary tool I used to read all of the journal articles.I used it to read web pages, I use it to read any other texts that's not found within an, E-reader program, like Kindle or Shag. Before I can get into "iannotate pdf" I do wanna make this comment, the reason why I use, I convert everything to pdf whether it's a web page or a journal article or a word doc, is by standardizing on the, format. I have found tools like "ipdf", to build annotate meaning make notes on it. To be far more effective than if I, tried it to create the same kind of note, in a webpage or on a journal article or anything like that. So, uhm so, I standardize on pdf that's the key message to keep my note system consistent across, all of my types of reading materials. So, this is my iPad I'm going to tap in my, folder, this is my university folder you can see it's got a bunch of different, things on it. I'm gonna tap on the, "iannotate pdf". Now I'm going to, let's start by the library first so uhm , this is my library. You can see here, I have it already connected. I have "iannotate" already connected to a Dropbox. So this is my Dropbox. This is my university folder. This is my class folder. This is my, uh, weekly assignments folder and then I'm gonna go to week two. And then in week, two, I have an article, this is a "Goth Men's" article. This is his Journal article and Stigma. So, there it is. It's Chapter 10, selections on stigma and then one of the thing is very interesting right at the bottom, let me zoom in there, for you right at the bottom it's page 131. Now, it is the first page of the pdf but , it is page 131 of the article. Now, why is this important? uhm, because the first thing I'm going to need to do if I want to cite and then the way that "apa" format you have to site the page that a cook comes from as well if there's a page, if there's unknown page, right. Obviously on a web page that would be an unknown, page but on that Journal article there's a known page. So, the first thing I wanna do is I'm gonna zoom in here and I'm going to, before I start reading I need to set, up two things, uhm, make sure my note have the right heading with the right author. And then to also understand what page I'm on. So in order to, uhm, know what article I'm talking about for my note section later and what the author is, I use highlighting. So on the right hand side, a fourth item down is the highlighter and , all I'm gonna do is I'm gonna start. So, I place my finger down and I have slitted across the, uh, from the bottom lower hand all the way to the upper left hand. You can do it vice versa, either way. But the whole idea here is while highlighting here right now, what I've done is I've captured the title and the author and I'm just gonna head the check-marks. And then, the next thing I wanna do is I wanna make a note for myself later that says "This Journal article start on page 131". So, down here is the notes tab and it happens to be yellow but if I tap on here, I can make it red. It doesn't really matter. I'll talk about, uhm, color coding in a, second when I talk about highlighting. But uh, I'm just gonna make it red for the, sake of this visual and I'm gonna tap right between where the article starts and the uhm, the title. So, I'm gonna tap right there and you can see it just pop up a little thing and I'm gonna start uhm, starts on page 131 and then I'm just gonna minimize that. And the reason why that's important is later when I pass this notes into my writing system, I now have a note that tells me that when I go if I were to quote something on page 1 of the pdf, uhm, then it's really page 131. If I were to quote something on page 2 of the pdf it would be 132. So forth and so on. The other thing that I'll tell you here is sometime Journal articles have a cover sheet on them and so when your numbering your pages make sure you take into account that cover sheet. So if this had a cover sheet and the second page was 131 then I would either say start on 130, or I would say uhm, second page is 131 or something. You just gonna right a note that's gonna be important to you. Now, when it talk...when you talk about uhm, highlighting, now we can get into reading, the document and so I'm gonna just zoom in here a little bit. And let's say that if I like this sentence that saysthe first sentence. " Greeks who were originally strong on visual aids." , lets say I like, that. I'm gonna hit the highlighter. I'm gonna keep it yellow and I'm just going to highlight that first sentence. And if, I'm happy with that, then I'm gonna click OK and I'll be done. One of the things that I found and so what does...does when I and I'll show you how to do this.You can copyand paste all of these notes out into, a text document. One of the things that I like to do is copy also understand where it come from structurally. And so you got this header that says "Stigma and Social Identity", I will also highlight that header. So if you've looked at a lot of them like is a preliminary concepts, I will make sure that I always highlight the headers. So that when I export the data I know where, what sub-section that came in of that thing. And so lets say for example, that the next one is "The Science Archi..."and I like that sentence, so I'mgonna highlight that one as well. And then the next sentence, the third sentence says "Later on..." and so in my, notes I'm wanna make a distinction. Let's say these are... you can just use this as an example. What if I have a point and counterpoint? And so I wanna make a distinction between what the point is or the counterpoint or often times if I am reading specifically Journal articles for a paper, I will highlight something in green that I think is absolutely amazing that I need to absolutely put in there. So, I'm gonna highlight the next sentence. Let's assume that I wanna either it's a counterpoint. So I can make it orange and then highlight it right or it's a phenomenal sentence and I wanna make it green and then highlight it and then hit OK. What I found out to the course of this semester is I didn't always... I had it most things in yellow. Everyone's all highlighted in, orangeand then there are really good stuff that highlighted in green or the really negative stuff highlighted in red. I was... I didn't really always keep to that sort of color coding. What I've found though was, what was most important, what was less important was keeping to that green is good, red is bad although that's pretty good strategy, just that it was different. If I had one in orange, the next one in yellow and the next one, in orange I knew it was also different. They were the same. They might have come in the same place but they were different. And so by just having them different, I'll show you when we export, we'll I'm just gonna do it right now. So let's say I'm finish reading my document and I wanna take all my notes. Oh! let me add another note here. I wanna add a note that says... so something about like this "paragraph". P-a-r-a-g-r-a-p-h and then you know something important. So adding notes to this document, you can move the note around to make sure. So it is really important when you got o export and I'll show that to you right now. And the reason why is...is that for me but my particular impairment, I may have a great idea reading it but three weeks now or a month from now or two months from now when I'm writing a report I will have totally forgotten my great idea. So this allows me to add sort of many data to what I'm reading and give a little bit more contacts. So next thing I wanna do is I'm gonna export this out and so what's beautiful and what's absolutely makes this app worth it is the fall, is this feature. So under, I slid it out this little tab...this little side bar under Actions, under More Actions there is Note Summary it's the third one down, the second one down under More Actions. And this now creates a summary of the notes that I can email myself. So look at this. So the note title is right there under Subject, and then under it gives me the name of the document. I then highlighted the first line in yellow that says," Section.. Ten sections from Stigma." And then the author's name and then there's my note it says a note and it's in red that says, "Starts on page 131" so I always know that...And then in the first highlight is on page 1, right? So I always know when I got to site later that this is page 1 equals 131 and so therefore when I go to reference it and cite it in my writing then I always know that it's 131. And then you can come down here and you can see that other note that I've put in that was really important. And you can see the distinctions. Here's my green highlighting. Here's my red highlighting. Here's yellow, green and green. And so that was tells me that even though that of the same paragraph of the same place that they're different concepts. So now, I can just type in my email address and sent. And so I will do that. And I'm just gonna send it. And that will... I will then bring that in my writing program in my note and research program later. So, very important when you are reading you are really making notes so that later on when you write you have all the information collected in the right way, uhm... to be a little make your writing a super easy.

03:22

- [male voice] In this video, I'm gonna show you the Sheg reading app on the iPod. Now Sheg is a service if your not familiar that rent's textbooks. So, in case you don't wanna buy the textbook like in the case of Kindled,you just want to rent it than Sheg is a good source to rent textbooks . So, um, you need an account and you need the apps to read the textbook. So this is the app I'm gonna launch it here on the iPad. You can also read it online to but I found it... it's just the iPad's just make through it is your way to read it than your computer. So, here is the textbook that I rented, um, It's disability studies. So, I'm gonna tap on that and it's gonna launch where I was last, Chapter16, right at the top if I wanna get back at the main menu. I can hit that arrow, left arrow, I can tap the button over, cuz' the table of contents and you can see the bookmarks that I've I've also done in this application. So this is the table of contents, um, and I can go to that... I can jump to a certain page the next one is search, I can tap on this so I can search the entire book. Um, the next one is my highlights. So these is everywhere I have highlighted in. And unlike... because I have the entire textbook here, I don't need to manage the pages. Because the pages are gonna be in highlighting themselves. Because page three is page three of the book. Um, so I don't have to make a note. Um, I gonna start on a certain page,ah. Then there's also a bookmarks. So, I'm gonna, I'm gonna make a distinction between creating a bookmark is just a hyperlink to where you were you are. And then a highlight is where you can copy and pasted out of it. And highlights, the one were gonna be certain with. Along the bottom, you can see here, I have , um, navigation,then you got a little help on that right hand corner. So, the ipad apps when I first start reading the chapter, I wanna highlight the author and the title of the chapter. So, all you have to do is start highlighting is you tap and hold and you could see now I've got, um, the authors last name and I'm gonna drag my finger up to I highlighted that whole section. Once it's highlighted it's pop something...as um, I am, menu and I can even choose in highlight in yellow or purple or I can add a question mark highlight or I can add a star highlight. And then in my notes it will come out as an star. Um, I didn't find this very useful. Um, so I'm gonna tap, I'm gonna highlight, I'm gonna removed that highlighting. And I just found basically than this one typing yellow was what I wanted to do. And that gave me a sense of... that gave me the title of the whole section, then again I would do the section titles, um, this ones not. Highlight that. And as I started reading I can come in here, let's say I wanna highlight this word globe. I can just come down here and let go and then tap yellow. And if again I wanted the next paragraph but I wanted to be in purple. So, this is the same thing like I annotate, um, and then, uh, in the next video I'm gonna show you how to go on line and save it. Um, out as you can copy paste the text in to your, um, into your note system.

01:38

- [male voice] In this video I wanna show you how to, uh, log in to the Sheg application and copy notes out of that application. So I'm just gonna go to my apps and I already have Sheg bookmarked here. Uh, so I have already logged in, uh, this is who I am, uh, in a previous sessions so you'd normally have to log in. Then I just go to my books, in this case I only have one book. It says read now. I just higlight read now and click okay or not click okay but just click the read now button and I'm back into where, where we were left off. And like the desktop application, I can just pull in my notes right here. I have to scroll down and find what I'm looking for. Uh, and so you can do a quick search within the web browser to do that as well especially if you've highlighted the chapter titles and the, um, and the, ah, like here, right here, um, different sections. So let's say I wanna just... this is chapter four and I wanna just highlight everything in chapter... Well, we'll just highlight everything from chapter three. So I'm gonna come up here and I'm just gonna come to chapter three. And then we just highlight, I can copy it and... go to my editing, my notes program and I can just paste everything there and you get a nice nice, um, you get a nice copy and paste of everything. So this is all the important stuff. Um, now it does, you have to do, do a little bit of clean up here wherever it hyphenates, but this at least gives you all the notes that you've highlighted for writing later and then you would save this in your, in your writing application.

01:54

- [male voice] In this video I'm gonna show you how to um, use the Kindle reader on the iPad. So I'm gonna lunch the app but first thing your gonna for sure your gonna be in is the ah, the ah were are my books are my book shelf and so i'm gonna lunch ah the book representing disability naval's world, and then along the top I'm gonna bring down this menu in the top of upper left hand corner is your library otherwise home you can cover the book table of contents and then there's some navigation, so I'm to the table of contents I'm gonna pick chapter two, you can see um, it's highlighted in blue under lined in blue and I'm just gonna tap on the two and that's gonna jump me to chapter two. Now like um, with iannotate and Sheg when you, when you wanna highlight using um, so I've read a section or I wanna highlight a heading, what I do here is I tap and then drag and then that allows me to highlight, if I wanna change color of the highlighting I just tap it once and it will Then I can change it to blue or a yellow back to yellow I can also if I tap I can also add a note to highlighting so this is note here, note I added here wanna have save, so as I'm going trough and you can see this little note icon down there as I'm going trough when I highlight this heading and then um, maybe I really like this sentence of who says what, why I like that and I wanna maybe do them in um blue, so when I'm done I'll then log in using my computer and i'll show you the next video how to do that um, log in and then copy paste those ah, ah notes and highlights into your a research program.

02:53

- [male voice] In this video I'm gonna show you how to ah, copy notes out of the Kindle environment into your ah, writing application. So the first thing you wanna do is you wanna go to the candle websites so that's kindle@amazon, kindle.amazon.com you wanna click, you wanna hit enter and I'm already logged in and you wanna go to your highlights, I'm logged in, in my wife's account I know ah, we share books anyway so ah, you wanna go to your highlights and so this will load up all of your highlights and this ends up being very very long depending you throw out my semester I've had a bunch of books in there that I have to highlight, so this happens to be the one booked that we were just working with and then remember I said you need to highlight all the section headings um, down here if you don't highlight the section and you don't know were you came from and so down here were looking for chapter two which is were we working, there we go chapter two so there's chapter three, there's chapter two and you can see that I've got my note right here right? And I can even edit it here but if I wanna copy everything from chapter two I just highlight and then copy and then when I go to my ah, I can just open up my writing application and hit paste so I'll just use um, the text editors in example and when I paste um, you'll see that um, it just nicely passes everything in so there's my various highlighted sections there's my note, now what's very interesting about this is you can um, then when your reading along in your notes later on you wanna read and get more context you just hit the button and it actually lunch as the Kindle app which soon as it lunch it over so right there it lunched the Kindle app and it um, shows you were I highlighted and what's cool about this is if I copy right here let's say i'm reading along and go oh you know it was really even better was this little section right here, and I highlight that I hit copy and I go to paste that and this what I loved about Kindle I'm gonna go to paste it, it actually paste the reference right there, so I now have a good solid biblik graphic reference, now you may need to for meta for your referencing format um, this isn't necessarily APA um, six edition so you may have to do that a little bit but it even gives you the page number for where it would be if it's a printed page um, so this is just a really cool of feature later on when you gonna write to have this links in here um, and then you can also add a note and that note transfers all of the stuffs so just very, Kindle's gotta very elaborate system of reading ah, so I just wanna show you that

04:34

- In this video, I'm gonna show you how to use video notes to make notes when you're watching Youtube videos. So here I have YouTube lecture Dr. Paul Lombardo Buck v. Bell and then I've got the YouTube link. So I'm just gonna double click on here so that, um, I've got my, uh, actual URL. I can actually go out to YouTube. So let me just go to YouTube and show you. So this is the YouTube video and, uh, the first thing I wanna do is, um, uh, launch video notes. So I'm gonna go video, Videonot.es, video notes. And it's gonna ask you to ... you can connect with Google Drive so you need to have a Google account which is free. So I'm just gonna sign in and, uh, this signs me into my Google account. So what I have here is on the right hand side I have the video which plays and then on the left hand side I have the notes. So the first thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna copy my video links, so copy and paste and I'm gonna load the video. Now the next thing I'm gonna do is I want to make the note, um, the title of the, uh, I wanna make it this title so YouTube lecture, right there, all the way to Supreme Court. So Buck v. Bell and the Supreme Court. Okay. So back to my ... back to my, uh, video notes and I'm just gonna come in here. I'm gonna click under title, I'm gonna grab that. I'm gonna hit paste and I'm going to save. Now, what is absolutely amazing about this is, um, I'm just gonna turn this on ... and let's just say right there I wanna make a note, so thanking people. Now, what's very interesting is double zero, double zero. Now, I'm gonna pretend that we watched this far to the video and I'm just gonna come down here and I'm gonna now make a new note. So this is like book cover about, you know, X, Y, Z. Okay. And we're gonna watch a little bit further along and then I'm gonna make another note that's gonna be called, you know, um, um, many faces or something like that. And I'm gonna keep going along and I'm gonna make another note right here that says family picture. Now, what's really great about this is as I've ...once I've now completed my notes and I've hit the save button, uh, what I can do is I can now jump between literally the notes. So later on when I'm reviewing, um, I can go into my, uh, because this saves into Google Docs ... and let me launch now Google Docs, let me show you that real quick. You can also save ... but hold out before it launch, you can also save and export to Evernote and there is an incident snapshot picture. Let's see if I can do that, and I have to load a Chrome extension to do that so I might do it. All right, so, so I'm not gonna insert the snapshot, uh, or save to Evernote. But, um, right here I can hit save and if I go into my Google Docs ... so let me load that at the right account here and go into my Google Drive and I can do search. It'll be YouTube. So there is my YouTube video, uh, and it'll load up and, uh, launch Video ES again, um, and because we already have it loaded it's not gonna relaunch but, um, wonderful tool for making notes and then going back and super easy to review later on because it'll jump automatically back to the video and start playing whenever I want. Um, so really great tool for making notes on video. Um, it does not work with ... it works with YouTube, uh, and some other video players. I did have some problems with some of the university players, uh, working with that. Um, it needs to really be one of the major mainstream video players for it to work, but they're developing this more and more every day so, uh, for now I'm on a little tool ...

Section 5: Outlining
06:49

- [male voice] In this video, I'm gonna show you how to do a quick outline in an Inspiration maps. This is a... an outlining program and a line mapping program that there's on the iPad, there's also a desktop version. So, it works really well in desktop version. So, when we first discuss how and why I use this... um, outline is very very important to organizing your ideas and for me...um, because I'm both dyslexic and dysgraphic. Um, then, ah, sort of creating a game plan to be in my writing first is the best way, is the most efficient way I can write. I certain commander around and reedit and edit and edit and edit. But most of the time doing edit, I don't have time for that. So, I have to be able to think about this efficiently. So, the process that is really well for me is for me to sort of dump all my ideas on a sheet of paper and then organize and move them around. And so this is the app that I used to do that, if I wanna do a basic outline, or in in the next video I'm going to show you the same thing in a desktop app if you wanted to do more complex. So, um, let's start with... this is what it looks like. The icon looks like you launch the app. And you can already see I used this app quite a bit. Um, and I will show you some different papers, I've done on this and everything. But let's just get really started simple, something that really simple. So I'm gonna hit the start button. It's gonna ask me if I gonna do outline or a diagram. I'm just gonna do a diagram and what you see here is the very beginning thing and so... this is gonna be my main idea. So there you go, I don't even need to type in, that's my main idea. And I can use my finger to tap and move, and If I wanna add an an an... sort of introduction. So, let's talk about writing paper intro, I can add that and I can make up here on top and here the end button again. And this is idea of a one and then tap idea two... and then tap idea three. I mean, that was two conclusion. Ah, some of the word is about to look like to it. So, like... I've just created a... another one that I don't need. Ah, and so I gonna highlighted and then just hit the trash button. So, along the top you have home, you have diagram and outline. I get to that a second, you have um, ah, this allows you to put all such different shapes and you just have elements and and ah just all such a thing. Ah, then the next button and over I won't do it, on top of it is the undo button, then you have the multi-select button, over the right hand corner I can choose the share and print in the apps somewhere. I can, um, if I want to add a cloud bubble to it, um, I can... um, change the color of various items if I wanna make this one orange, cause it's really important, you can do that. Ah, I can then choose the deleted tap on that and then I've got my tools, there you go. Now, um, you do connect this up to ah when you first is up you wanna connect the drop box, so, it allows you to dump your files in drop box and then on the desktop application you can then load then... load in, load in desktop application and and add to it. I show you that application. But what's really nice about this is um, let's say I started thinking about stuff and so this is a... point one, and then that point two, um, and now let's say, I've sort of thrown that out there. I've kind of organized it the way I want. But let's say I wanna change this and I wanna move that from point two over here to, idea too. Um, it allows me to do a sort of visually and I can have my clothes and I can have pictures and a bunch of different things. But here is what the beauty of this thing, is when I go to write my program, when I go to write, um, my program. I go to write my paper, I just hit the button here, on that line and it takes everything and makes an outline out of it. And I could minimize this, and I can move them around. So, here where we gonna hit hand side, you can bring this up and make idea one, idea two. I can bring it back down, I can take idea point two, I can bring it out and make it a major point. I can bring it back in under idea two. I can basically organize it how ever I want and then I export this text file, bring it to my writing program and there is my outline. So this is a phenominal program for just organizing the thoughts and in the next video, I show you how to do that um more eloborately, with um a diagrams and pictures on the desktop. Now last thing I'm gonna show you here before I leave this video is I'm gonna show you something real live paper. So, this is actually the um zoom in, this is the outline for this course. And I can hit the outline button and I can see here that this is the outline for the course. And one thing that is interesting is... I originally put video before the outlining face and um I like that but I may I may wanna change that so I can just click this go up. But then, I think you know what? Outlining does really belong ah you know, I wanna made me... made made notes of my videos first and then before I made that outline. So, it does really belong there. Again, I can export this, tap up here, it export. I can email to myself, um I can add it to drop box, I can then send it to another application well on the iPad if I want to do my writing on the iPad. Like for me my preference to do a writing on my computer, I just like a full size keyboard, um androids with full keyboards don't do very well for me. So um... that's what I wanna show you. Um, let me show you one other one, I show you real like paper. Um, ah, this is paper I did on Stigma and this is the different elements and you can see here how thing intertwine and move around. Um, I show you, I wrote a book on um... here's another one, this is how to use visual media effectively and that's basically an entire outline for a book. So you can get pretty complicated with this program. This is a wonderful time saver and a wonderful mental organizing, so very rapidly. Use routing on a page or you lay them up to the way that you want to. Click the outline button, reorder that one the way you want. And then you export it you wanted and then done you can do your writing. So that's it.

05:03

- [male voice] In this video I'm gonna show you how to use the desktop version of Inspiration. So, the desktop is called Inspiration on the iPod it's called Inspiration maps but it's the same application, with the same concepts behind it. Which is organizing the information, throwing information of page, organizing the way, you can then create that one. So you can then do a presentation or writing or what ever you need to do in school. So, under Inspiration, under file menu, I create a new file, there's our main idea and very similar to the iPod, if I want to create a sub topic, I just come up here under, um, create, I deceive the button and then this is my intro. Intro and oops... Estilita, come back up here highlight, bring that down, so my link comes up right, um, and this is point number one, point one, point two, and so fourth. Now, I can interconnect these ideas by simply coming up here and doing the link button like inter connect them. I can also label them, I can drag and drop photos, I can bring in graphics. Um, one of the advantage of using a mouse is I can do this rather quickly, um, here. And also on the, ah, desktop version is a lot more, ah, in terms of templates. So, this is literature and arts, ah, book comparison, so let's just watch it as an example. So, this gives you, ah, somewhere in to screens here. Bring that over, this gives you a template for book comparison. Ah, so, you got similarities and differences, and you can just type in. So, it's a great way in organizing your information and then you just click the...um, out one button here and boom! You get your ally again. So, that is I'm show you the one up here, this is the outline of test one that we did, same with the iPod intro point one and three. Now, let me show you a couple of, um, once that I did that are a lot more elaborate. So, this is an interview that I conducted and here is my interview paper, this is the question I was trying to ask, um, that I have all of these very stories that the user told and ideas. Ideas are in blue, my dates and facts that over here, what I actually done is... I actually taking clothes of the interview, made them in orange or tan or whatever clothes color and then that's the actual interviews. So, when I'm going to create my outline, this is gonna be a very messy outline. You can see, I actually have all of my clothes right within, um, my document. So that I can basically just copy and paste this. You just export it as task, an export pdf file, exports as task. Um, you could see here, I gonna export as a word, um, playing task is what I usually do. And then export them in to my writing tool. Um, now make sure another paper, this paper, Inspiration maps are inspiration really was a God send for me. Because what happen was... this was a data, let's zoom in here a little quick. So, this was a data announced as program and so I did it the data announces a mapping a different program and I took screen shots and everything. And then copied and pasted them in here. And then I could write notes, so let's say, so right here, this is a percentage of disabled people without coverage. So people with disabilities percentage where it covers, so like in States, like Wisconsin here um less less than ten, less than eleven percent were covered. But states like Texas um almost 24 almost 25% of people with this village had no trans-covered. So I made my notes around that and so that basically I can throw this data on a page, so I organize how I wanted to see it. So you can see here what I have done. Yes, what is the relationship between disability and insurance. And here is what is the relationship between disability and poverty. And so, I can organize everything in to this big massive buckets and then just tie everything together to write my paper. So, this is a really good example. Again this is really good example with playing with data and getting your ideas organized before writing. Now, basically I have my entire paper written and I just needed to add words to it. Um, ah, to make it a nice phone paper. So, um, Inspiration, Inspiration to maps helps me get organized, it allows me to work to my process which is do everything on a page and sort through it and make it all organized in a visual organized way. But I can then put an outline and I can export it out and bring it in to my writing program.

Section 6: Information Management & Writing
10:26

- In this video I'm going to do an introduction Scrivener. Scrivener is a writing tool that was really written, coded, created for writers to write novels. But it is very very popular with all sorts of both technical writers, lawyers, anyone who wrote a book. I actually, I started using it because I wrote a book on how to use the iPad with special needs. Users and disabled users and I needed a much better way of organizing a large amount of information than Word. I mean copying and pasting stuff in and out around Word can get really confusing very quickly, so I need a way sort of organizing large amounts of information and I found Scrivener. Scrivener then has become almost everything, it's my research tool, my note tool. I keep everything in Scrivener. So in this video I'm going to do a brief, I'm going to do a brief introduction by far there's no way I can make you an expert, this takes awhile to become an expert at Scrivener. It's a very well thought out tool. It's a phenomenal tool. But anyway, Scrivener if I do an new project, Scrivener works on a template system and for this introduction I'm just going to use the blank template but you can also see here how there's an essay in the Chicago style, there's a paper in APA and there's paper in MLA formats. There's also script writing, poetry, fiction. Any type of writing, complex writing that you wanna do, Scrivener is your tool. So, I'm just going to start with a blank template and I'm just going to choose that one and I am just going to do a sample and save it. And this is going to launch up Scrivener. Now Scrivener seems to start like a very simple unassuming tool and it's not very complex. It is, it can be as simple as you want it to be, it can be as complex as you want it to be. When I was writing my book, I live in it for eight months. The files huge. I wrote a, almost a 300 page book in it. So the way that Scrivener is organized is around two basic units. You have a folder and you have a document. So here I have three folders draft, research and trash and my research and trash are empty. So let's look at the drafts. So in draft I have, I have an untitled card and you can see when I look at draft I see it, there are sort of three different modes of viewing Scrivener. You can view it as a document, you can view it as cards or you can view it as an outline. So let me show you, let me show you this in card mode first. So I'm going to add a couple of cards. So the first thing I wanna do is this is going to be, let's say I'm writing a paper and this is introduction, right, intro, intro, all right. Then, I just want to add a new card and notice how it's adding up and I can type in idea one and then I hit plus and I can type in idea two. Again hit plus again and I do conclusion. And if I come back up to the draft level I see this cards that I have and these are like index cards or like when you're outlining and If I want to move an idea around it just grab it and move around. So now I have idea intro, idea two and now idea one, if I wanna look back I just grab it and move it back. I can also view coming up here it in continuous mode. So this is card one, card two, card three, card four and I can see it in outline mode. So if I'm in here, notice how what I can do, I can move this arrows, I can move them up or down, I can move them in. So now I have under conclusion, I have these ideas and if I look at it on card form it will make a lot sense to you. So now I've got the stack of cards under conclusion, I can now move conclusion at the beginning I can move it back to the intro, I can come in here and move my ideas back up and I can then move them in the right order. So there are three views that I can view my information in, I can view them in document mode, I can view them in card mode and notice how if I'm on a single card and I look at card mode it's not going to show me anything because there's nothing underneath it. But I've look at the whole draft folder, it's going to show me all my cards. And then I can look at it in outline mode. And I can add, so if I wanna add here I can another document, another section, it's a good way of thinking about it, another section. And if I don't like it I can just take my section and I can just trash it. And now it's in my trash. And I can save it for later, I can undelete it, I can do whatever I want. Now, in this most basic way, you go what Word can do a lot of this stuff. Why is this important? Well, let's do some research. So I'm going to do a topic about disability. So I'm going to, I'm going to do social security administration. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to put my social security administration right here and I'm going to move my file right here. And under research I'm going to create a folder and create a new folder, I'm going to call this folder social security. So now I got social security, what's really great about this is I can take this entire web page and just drag it in my social security folder. And it's going to take a snapshot of the webpage, the whole thing and it's going to put it in my document and it's going to save it. So that I always have it snapshot right there. Now I can go even further. What if I wanted just do screenshots of stuff? So here is a program called Skitch and it's a free program. If I just want to take screenshot of something. So I'm just going to take a screenshot of this. I'm going to capture it and then I'm going to say, you know what's really important is this. Let me draw an arrow to it and add some text. So it's important I draw an arrow, and what I'm going to do is I'm just going to grab right down here under Skitch and drag and drop it straight in my folder. And it's going to ask me that I'm going.. Oh, it's a PNG format, so let me see if I can save this in JPEG format. So now I'm going to save it in JPEG, I'm going to drag and drop it over here. And there is my JPEG. So what you can do with the research section is you can start assembling all of your materials like your notes and everything for your research project. You can actually drag and drop the whole PDF documents in here. You can do a lot of things that organize it all in one area. And so when you go to right, then it's just very easy cause everything is very organized. So let's say I want to write about, I'm going to write about this page. So I've got the page on the bottom and I'm going to write about it in terms of idea one. Well look I could bounce back and forth or what I can do here is I can open up a second window and now I've got, I can start writing about my idea while still looking at my page down here at the same time. And if I wanna drag and drop that important document into my writing. So I'm going to do that and bring this back up here. If I wanna drag that important document right there picture into my writing, I can just drag it, I'm just going to drag it and there it is. And so I can just keep going, and then when I go, when I wanna go save my document. What you do here is you compile it. So that it allows you to keep your, you know you can copy and paste a bunch of stuff in there with a bunch for formatting instead of going through in reformatting everything, you can just replace you text, all of your text with, with a single quick font override, you can just override everything with Helvtica and everything comes up clean and nice. So I can save it for print or PDF. I'm going to save it for a PDF and where are my content. So these are my different layers. I can choose to do page breaks for each of them and then I'll just quickly compile this and show you what the PDF looks like. So I'm going to... sample. And then I'll show you what this PDF looks like. So this is my PDF and because I made every section it's on page then you can see that made every section that's on page. And because I didn't have any titles in the sections it didn't appear. But it is very, and I'll show you as we go through this, how you literally can just write your thing and if you use the right format template, it will output everything perfectly formatted for you. So that will be in the following videos. What you need to know here is this is the idea of documents and data all within the same file format that you can then export later on.

06:07

- In a previous video, I showed you how to copy notes from Sheg and from iAnnotate PDF and Kindle. So in this video, what I wanna show you how to do is what to do with that data and how to keep it organized. So this is my Scrivener, document, you can call it a binder, for one of my classes and you can see literally it's everything from week one all the way to the final paper. And so this is the entire semester, everything I learned in the class, all of the notes, all the assignments, everything I did is all within these folders. So what's really cool about that just right off the bat is as you're going along and particularly when you get to a point where you're mid semester and you need to write a paper about everything you've learned so far or your final paper about everything you've learned so far. You can basically do it all inside here and all of your notes were in one location and you can search and type up here and search anything. So I can do stigma as an example and this is everywhere where the word stigma appears and I can come in here and then it highlights it for me. So in and of itself, just to be able to, uh, have everything completely organized in one place is absolutely critical. Particularly when you're demonstrating and you wanna regurgitate and from a time saving perspective. So let me go through some of these folders and to ... I just wanna show you the extent literally that I ... that everything goes in on a place. I actually did an introduction and this is the introduction to that. This is the, um, I had to do an introduction of my class. This was all in line of who I was and I actually ... this is the assignment, this is what to include, uh, and, uh, I actually wrote out, um, the whole thing right here and then copied and pasted it into, uh, there's my kids and my wife, but, I copied and pasted the whole thing then I spell checked it in here, did everything in here, QC'd in here, and then copied and pasted it into the forum section of Blackboard. So, again, so I have it all here and then, it would just be one clean copy paste and it wouldn't kick me out and do all the crap that Blackboard does. But you can see here even in the first week some of the readings, here are the notes from some of the readings. Here is a yellow note, right. Here is an orange note or an orange highlighting. I did some underlining in red. Um, and so these are all great quotes that came out of that stigma article that I showed you earlier that is in my, um, uh, that's also in, uh, um, my, uh, bibliographic database. So let's, let's see what other notes are in here. So in week two you can see, this was, um, uh, in one of my readers, the disability studies. This is introduction disabilities, and I actually made notes on various my reactions to that and then you can see here, um, again more notes, more readings that I did and my reactions to it. So I keep everything organized in one spot. Here is Goffman again, um, and then this literally is, uh, one of the, uh, the ... outlines that I did for the second week and organizing my thoughts and I just copied and pasted right in here. Uh, it was part of an assignment that I had to do at that week to organize and react to the stigma, um, uh, paper. So you can see under here the assignments, here are my discussion board questions. I broke each one up and I didn't have to answer each all of them so it was, uh, I think I answered like two of them. So I had to answer any four of the questions and there were five questions so I answered number two. You can see here, and so there ... there was the question. The question number two appear and then there is the answer, uh, and then I just copied and pasted that into Blackboard. Now week three, this actually had a complete website and because I love the website so much, I actually copied and pasted the contents out of the website into here so that I could search it for later. Um, here is another reading around, uh, week three. In week four there was a paper that was due, so there's my paper in week four. So here's my discussion questions and then here's my paper. So I actually took the outline that I did within, um, within, um, inspiration and actually-- So you see here there's a sample paper 'cause I wanna get to what a paper look like so I copied and pasted the sample paper in there. And then here is my actual paper. Uh, there's the title, there's the abstract, uh, and you can see here that I didn't fill out every part of it. In fact, this was ... this paper was not a paper that was intended to be in written format and ended up getting copied and pasted into Blackboard. So what I just did here was I wrote my sections out, QC'd everything, and then just copied and pasted each section into the, uh, Blackboard area. Um, but this gives you an example of how you can take notes and search them and sort of manage the whole process in one such a location. So the key ideas here are in one single binder, I have everything for the entire semester. I'm not looking all over my drive. I'm not looking in different programs. I'm using one program to do all of my notes, to do all of my research and all of my writing, even though I may export it eventually for Blackboard or export into a PDF as a final paper, I do everything in one such location so I don't spend my time running all over the place trying to find the information and I don't get lost and ...

03:49

- [male voice] In this video I'm gonna show you how to take an outline you created in another application, bring it in to scrivener and break it up to separate pieces so you can start writing, so in inspiration maps in the iPad I created a really basic outline and I e-mail that outline to my self in text form, so I'm gonna grab that outline I'm going to copy that outline and I'm going to open up scrivener and here's where I want it, now i'm going to this is a new papers so I'm gonna create a new folder and I'm gonna call this paper and I'm gonna create my first document in here and I'm gonna call this outline, and I'm going to paste my outline in, now because if my particular imperilment um, I need to see the outline in it's entirety as well as the separate piece underneath um, so what I like to do is I like just to take this whole document and I oops! This whole document I right click and I hit duplicate and now I've got outline and copy of outline so the first thing I wanna do is I really just wanna make this main um, idea the tittle of this document I can do that by copy and pasting or I can just highlight it right click and then set selected text tittle so now I've got two documents um, one is called outline the other one is called main idea and I'm gonna take this main idea and I'm gonna break it apart in this separate document and scrivener has a beautiful feature um, I'm gonna highlight the very next um, line down and I am going to select split you can split a selection or and it will make document called untitled or you can split a selection as title and whatever I've highlighted and noticed I've highlighted intro one and I'm gonna split this as selection ah with as title and now I have a document that is intro one I'm gonna select the next one make sure I select the whole thing and make this the next documents and I'm gonna split it the next document and the next document and the next document and finally the last document and what I have here now is I have the outline and then I got each of the little pieces, now what I don't have is see how this structure outline what I just need to do here is come in and use my arrow keys and, make sure that everything is woop! Sorry, there we go I am screwing up the points I'm gonna make sure everything is indented so under intru-- ah one conclusion then I have idea one and then point one idea two and point two so now, it is now indented in the same way my outline is indented and I can just start writing, so this is how to bring an outline in the scrivener and break it up into several pieces now you can use that split function for a lot of different things um, I used a two break up notes that I've done, I've used it to break up outlines ah to get them ready for writing um, it's a great feature

09:02

- [male voice] In this video I'm gonna show you how to prepare your quotes and your notes for writing your papers, so what I have here is one of my notes for um, a whole set of notes for the stigma selections um, and what I do when I prepare for a, a paper is I go back trough all of my weeks material that would be relevant to that paper and I pull out the notes form the readings ah, and because the quote the direct quotes from the book I can then use those quotes in my paper, professors love when you quote properly a source it shows that you had read the material that you understand the material and um, it just shows the mastery of the subject that just referencing the idea does not. I call it quotes speak which I do this, I-I use lots and lots of quotes because I have everything organized and I can basically anytime that I have an idea I find a quote for it and I reference it properly um, so that I'm not plagiarizing and my professors love it, so when they ask for ten references I may have 20 or 30 references because again everything that's my finger trip I might as well use all those resources, so let me show you how I prepare my quote list it sort of a pool quotes that I then use to write the paper, so in the given um, semester I may have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of quotes that would not apply to the paper, so the first thing I'm gonna do is I've gotta take all those quotes and break them down in to quotes that I can actually use for my paper that are on theme and on topic, and so the first thing that I do is here's my paper I added a quotes section and I brought in for examples um, this would normally be in my weekly reading area but I just brought it for example here, so the first I'm gonna do is I'm gonna create a master quote document so this is my quote document, quotes and I'm a very visual person so you click on you right click on the um, icon and I'm gonna pull the red flag and it helps me jump when I bonce around so this is my master quotes and I'm gonna move it up to the top and now and I'm gonna make that my top document and my bottom document I'm going to make um, I'm just gonna go trough I'm gonna do pretend here but I'm gonna go trough all of the stuff that I thinks it's relevant and copy and paste those quotes in here, so I think this is gonna be relevant to my um, to my paper so I'm gonna copy that and I'm gonna paste it but what this lax this in here, what this lax, ah, is the proper citation and so I'm gonna wanna go back to my citation data base right now and do the citation right now and tie it, even if I quote it 50 times if I copy and paste 50 thing in here I want to sight each and everyone so that when I go to write I don't have to stumble around finding the citations so I'm gonna go to satero I'm gonna type in stigma I'm gonna find my stigma selections the first thing I wanna do is I'm gonna copy the citation, click okay and flip back to scrivener and paste my citation in I'm gonna flip back to satero copy my bibliography the whole bibliography reference go back and type it now, what I may do is if I like a bunch of this quotes like this red one now that I got the first one in there I'm gonna copy that one, I'm gonna copy this one, I'm gonna copy I really like this quote it's really, I can read in to this quotes super fast, and of course if I need to go back to the material and re-read the material I know where exactly where it go, then I can just um, create my just copy paste my site in my bibliography right here and here and here I can not stress enough why you want to keep this together, so now when I write the paper I can just drop that in, cut that out paste it in the bibliographic section and done and if I use another quote I can drop it in, copy and paste and if I already have it there when I'm going to paste it in I'll now it and I just get rid of the second reference um, but this becomes now if I have hundreds and hundreds of this things it becomes very unruly to sort of manage this so I'm gonna go back to, so i'm gonna show you another trick that I do and I tagged this little bits of information, so this one is stigma and social identity the Greeks so my tag is the Greeks I'm just gonna copy that and I'm gonna add a comment to this and so what happens is, up pops the comment window and I just copy the Greeks paste it the Greeks in there and I may wanna change, me change the ah text color so I right click on here, I'm just gonna make that yellow and ah, so yellow for yellow then I'm gonna come down here such an attitude is stigma specially when, okay so I'm just gonna write right here I'm just gonna copy and I'm gonna come back here and I am gonna create a new comment and I'm gonna paste it this is my little note and I'm going to this was a red note, I can either, I can either make this red if I want to or I can make it another color um, and I just keep going trough that so that when I'm running and gunning on my paper all I have to do is go, you know what I want that quote and it autocratically jumps me to that, ow let me show you a real life paper where I've done that, so this is my final paper ah for this class and you can see here there are literally I don't know, 50 some quote or something that I used some of my used, some of my didn't used um they were all just um, you can see here that I used this one because I highlighted it and then I-I used the format and font and then strike trough to tell me that I used it but you can see here were I've done little notes so if I want to talk about medical model and disability there was and there was my quote and there's my bibliographic reference, I can just copy this whole thing just copy strait in to my paper and then copy this in to the bibliographic section and I can edit it up and tighten it um, to make it fit obviously like this, you got the hyphenation I cleaned all that up in my editing process but this allowed me to create a paper and I'll show you the actual paper here, this is the actual paper it self and when you start looking at this, let's look at it from the references perspective, this are all the references that I used on the paper and professors loved that, let me show you the main contents of the paper, so you can see here were I have quote after quote after quote um, you know just in that section there's one two three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine there's ten quotes in like two paragraph or four paragraphs now again I call it quote speak ah, were I used the quotes that talk so I get the idea that I want in my outline and then I used a quote that matches that idea and it then shows the professor that remember I did do the reading and look I even brought that part of the quote in and when I don't like a quote completely I-I tell, I say that in my paper I said, there's parts of these quote that I like and I outline that part and this is where I disagree with that outline that part and professors even love that even more because now it showing them that I taken an idea and process the true what I want ah, and-and what I like about it and I'm explaining what I don't think fits or what I do think fits, it will really shows you synthesis of information um, so that's how I go about you can see here back to my quotes I can just jump right here and what I do general speaking I have my paper section up here and then I just scroll through and find as I'm writing and scroll through, you can see I've colored coated this, this happen to be this particular color coating scheme happen to be different authors um, and different main ideas um, but here you see there's a reference to video um, that I brought in here again because I have, I have it all here and I, I can search for terms and do all sorts of stuff to bring all that into my quote area my master quote list and then pick and chose the ones I want that I'm writing that fit perfectly, so that's how you do quote speak and that's how you organize quote for your papers.

08:53

- I use a number of different strategies to edit my written material. So it all depends on the value from a great perspective. How much editing I will do. Obviously, I mean it's sort of self evident to day that, if it's a final paper you want to edit it, you want to edit your work extensively. If it is maybe a blog post or a discussion group forum you may want to edit it less. Now I have this Graphia which means it's a writing impairment that also like I have a voice in my head that is I'm writing the sentence and it in my head it sounds right and it is right it actually is right. And when I go type it I actually will change case and do a bunch of different things I don't mean to do and when I re-read it, the voice in my head takes over and will, even though it says it's the wrong case I'll read it as a right case. So that becomes, that makes editing for me very very difficult because no matter what I do it almost always is wrong. So, I use a couple of different strategies which I'm going to share with you in this in this video, but the key, the key bit of advice is be organized and have people to help you, that's the key bit of advice. So let me show you strategy number one. In this particular case, I'm using spell check here. I can just right click on the word behavior and correct it. But since this is actually a direct quote, I don't correct it because there is, it's a direct quote, I can't, if they misspelled it in the original one, I don't wanna correct it here. You can also see here that was in Scrivener I have a grammatical correction as well. So, I can highlight this and look it up. I can do a dictionary search, I can do a couple of different things, nothing in look up came about. So, there is the issue of a grammatical correctness and then issue of spelling correctness. Spelling correctness I often get tripped up over words cause they don't ever look right or look to me, I mean I just, I'm a horrible, horrible speller, so the first thing I'll do is I'll just go to Google and if I can't get the spelling correctly here, I'll just open up Google and open up a window and go straight into Google and hit enter and it will tell me what the... So this is a proper spelling of the word, you see that there's no U there. So this is behavior, but Google then tells me, and if I have a hard time spelling it like a behaviour, right. Then Google often will do it correctly and then gives me a nice little definition. Okay, that is what I want and then I could copy and paste that into my document. So that helps me a lot, just getting the right words. Different tools will try to correct grammar for you. Generally, I don't find them to be very accurate. It could be the way that I write. It could also be, it could be a lot of things. So, the main line of defense that I have is I use editors. So when I which... When I first started graduate school, I met with the writing department, I got with the writing instructors and then we set up a plan so that I could send them documents for editing. I also use friends and family. So, my wife does, I'm not saying you got to go get married to get good editing, but my wife happens to be an attorney. She's an excellent editor and so what I do for a lot of my material is I'll send it off to her. Now the advantage of going to friends and family is it can be a lot faster to get material back. The advantage of going to a writing lab is that they are going to understand like my wife doesn't know anything about writing an APA format. And so the writing lab can catch a lot of stuff that wife wouldn't catch, but the writing, but my wife understands the way they think and can help me change and craft the right language to use to really express what I'm thinking. So, let me show you some mechanics around that. Let me show you some mechanics around that. So let's go into, if I wanted to have my wife or the writing lab correct this particular portion. I would just copy and paste it into a Google doc. So right here I'm just going to create a new document and I'm going to paste this in and let's say this is I don't know discussion thread. So I'm going to do 601 you know, week, week three discussion. I probably didn't even spelled that right, there you go discussion see it did even change the spelling for me, discussion. So I'm going to click save. And then I just want to share this document and I'll just share it with my wife and I'll type her name here and I might add a message to say this is for XYZ, please let me know when you, when you are done. And then I just hit the share button and I can share it. Now I didn't actually type in an e-mail address in there, but you get the idea. Now what's really nice about this, if I have a question, I can spring in this highlighter and I can put in a comment for her and just say, I am worried about this NY, and, Y, see I put my, my brain just does that. Right? So I just add that comment there. And so she can see those comments and actually reply back to me when, when they're... So she can say yeah, don't worry about it and then hit resolve and be done and it will clear it out. So that when I get it back I know she had a question or she thought it was okay or whatever, it will all be documented right there and I can just then copy and paste that back into my document and then post that up on the webpage or forum post or bring it back in the Scrivener. Now if I got a more complex document. You can share Scrivener files via Dropbox. But one of the things that I found and I can, like for example I may do the same, have the same issue here I can put in a note that says, I'm worried about, and then she can either, when she's going through it. So I'll just give her my laptop and just have her edit and then when she's through, when she's not, she doesn't worry about it then she just clicks it and it's done and it's out. So, this is, so you can do it, you can share the Scrivener files via Dropbox if you guys are in different places, if you're in different places or like she's at work and I'm at work and I'm doing something over my lunch break, I can share it via Google if it's a short document or I can just give her the laptop and her edit right then and there inside the document to correct. Now the key thing with your editor, is an editor is not there to write the paper for you, the editor is there to help you craft, top help you make sure your ideas are clearest. So my wife never changes any of my papers. What she does is make sure that what I am saying is what I want to be saying and it is the best way I can say that. So, she'll often stop, come back and say "Hey, what are you saying here?" Or "What are you trying to say here?" Or "I'm confused, you need to rewrite this section." Or "Tell me what it is." And, and then it's usually, I've just used the wrong word and it's thrown her off and she doesn't understand what I'm trying to say. It's just a matter of cracking that right word. So, the key thing in here though is building enough time... Well there's two key concepts here, in advance have an editing strategy and editors lined up and then prior to when that paper is due, make sure you build enough time to have your editors review your paperwork, because the smallest little things can, can really screw up your grades. And what I found is, is that by being completely organized and had using the editors effectively, I had stellar academic performance and it's been all my ideas and all of my own work.

07:27

- [male voice] In this video, I'm going to show you how to export your paper out in Scrivener and I'm going to show you how to do it in the APA sixth edition format. So, just to review we have created our paper, uh, so what I did here was, I took, um, a template. I took the template and copied the portions of that template into my master, um, document, my master binder for the class. Then I, um, wrote using Quote Speak, I wrote my paper. I sent it off to be edited and cleaned up. Make sure it's exactly what I wanted and I've gone through, made sure my references are correct and properly formatted. My appendix is correct and properly formatted. And my introduction, everything is correct. And now what I wanna do, is I wanna create that final print. That final paper. So, um, I do everything in the actual, um, master file as I've said. Uh, master, you know, class file. When I go to do my final, um, print outs, in order to get the right template and to make sure that everything is super clean, I will then copy and paste this information into a new document. So let's create that document first. So here's my new document. I'm going to go to 'Non-Fiction'; I'm going to pick 'APA Paper'. I'm going to choose, and it's going to ask me to save and I'm going to just save this as 'Final' and you wanna save it as the title of the template, so, so, or the title of the paper, so. 'Title of Paper', and I'm just gonna save. And it'll open up that document. So I'm going to print this document over here. I'm gonna take this. Gonna slide it over here. Alright. Now, here is the blank and what I'm going to do, is I'm just gonna take that blank and I am gonna move it all to trash. So I've got a clean paper right here. Um, and all of this, by the way, is in the instructions inside of Scrivener, so I'm doing nothing more than just, um, uh, showing you what is already there. But, I'm going to take my new, my completed document over here. And I'm going to take all of those, highlight that. And then if you just drag and drop, it's basically like copying. Okay? So now I cannot, I can worry about, I cannot worry about this. Now, I've got to set a couple of things. If I were just to export this paper, I'm gonna compile it right now and um, whoops. Wrong button. I didn't hit the 'Compile', it was the 'Compose' button. If I were to just compile it right now, you can see here, that under contents, you see that I have different, um, breaks where I want to set the page breaks and I might wanna change that. And then, what I have here is, um, what I wanna do in terms of separators. Again, I don't wanna really mess with any of this. What levels I want to appear, how I want them to appear, um, the real big thing is here, I need to replace some presets, so the school name I need to replace and my school was KUNY and the short name of the paper, this needs to be all caps. So we're, what do we call this? We call this, um, 'Paper Title' I believe. Oh, 'Title of Paper'. 'Title of Paper' and that's the short name. Now, a lot of university ones will have these really long names and so that's how you do the short name. And, um, and that's all I need to do. I'm gonna change this to pdf and I'm gonna compile it. And then I will show you, um, how to do that. So I'm going to leave the title the same. And I'm gonna compile it and I'll show you that this is wrong. But then I'll show you how to change it. Okay. So, I've compiled my paper, super quick. Let's go in there and I'll show you the paper and then I'll show you the little tweaks that you have to do to make sure that it's right. So there's my video, writing, here's my compiled paper. Alright, so. There running head, title paper. That's correct. Disability something of the internet. That's the title of my paper. My real title, so that's correct. My name is correct. KUNY is correct. My abstract is correct. My introduction is correct. Everything, I think this actually may be correct. Now if I want to change anything like, I can go back to the title and change all of that. Or, the working title, right? I can change that. Um, and then I just wanna, I wanna check my references to make sure that they look all good. Now here, for example, um, there is, maybe too much space between that, so I might wanna go into the file and delete out the spaces. So that just doesn't look quite right. So I would go do that. So I can come in here. This is in the last section of the paper. So I can come in here, under the main section of the paper. This was a discussion. So you can see how, let's get that to be larger. You can see how those are a little bit too wide. So I could delete, um, areas of, well, I probably want that one and delete that one in my block quotes. And then I just compile again. My replacements are still there. Yup. I hit 'Compile'. I'm gonna call this, 'Title of Paper Two'. I'm gonna compile it. And then I'm going to look at my, there we go. There's, and let's go look at that section. You can see here, it actually makes the sections right. Properly. So then, let's look at that. So that's still, uh, oh, I don't think I edited the right section. Oh yeah. I did the right section. You can see there's a lot less space. There's still some space above it. I might wanna get rid of that. So that's starting to look good. But you can see how you go back and forth and get it down to a final thing but, look at how nice this looks. I mean, this is a properly formatted, double space and I didn't have to worry about any of that with Scrivener. It just looks like junk here. You can use different texts, different sizes, all of that. And it, look, you've got one text here. A different text here. And if you go into the actual final paper, Scrivener just, um, let's go to the final paper. Scrivener just pulls all that out and properly formats it with the right text. With the right headers and the right formatting and does all that, so you don't have to worry about any of that. So one of the things that trips people up, particularly at all levels in college, is, um formatting and writing. So I separate, I separate outlining from writing, from formatting and so, then, and I use tools that basically, get all of that out of the way for me, so I don't have to worry about that and I can just focus in on the writing itself. This dramatically cuts down time. And dramatically, um, uh, increases the quality of my work.

Section 7: Closing
02:28

- Why I created this course. I have two pretty severe impairments, uh, they're both learning disabilities, one is called dyslexia, which is in a lot of ways, it's different for everybody, but for me its a memory deficiency, so data comes in, and I, and I understand the information that I'm getting, and I store it, but when I go to retrieve it I have a hard time remembering. Like I can remember the idea, but I won't remember exactly where I read it, or who said it. Uhm, this can be an issue for plagiarism, and it also can be an issue for just being able to regurgitate information back to a professor, or to a teacher. To give you a sense of that, uh, the last time I was tested was when I was in 10th grade, even though I was doing well in school, I was reading at a solid third grade level, so when I mean profound impairment, I mean profound impairment. So I have not allowed it to affect my grade point average, but I have definitely, it has definitely caused me to have to be very organized and to come up with a system that, I ultimately showed you in this course. The other element is dysgraphia, which is a writing impairment, so not only do I have a problem remembering the information that I, that I learned, but also when I go to write that information the voice in my head says something, and it'll say it properly in my head, but when I literally go to write it on the paper uh, it changes it on the paper. Often times I changing tense, uhm, so I use the wrong tenses a lot, and I often sound very child like when I write, so I can talk very well, and like a very well educated person which I am, but when I write I often write like a child, both because it uhm, I have a hard time spelling words, and then also just to sort of control the whole situation I sort of write this really basic level. So this has had a very profound impact on me, and also forced me to create this system that I'm showing you. Uh, so I know it works because my, both my parents are very severe, and yet I have not, uh, you know, I have a very high grade point average, even in graduate school, I'm, I'm running a 4.0 grade point average. So uhm, it can be managed, and it can be done, it can be done well, the key is organization, so I say this to you, uhm, so that if you have dyslexia or dysgraphia, or if you have, if, if English is your second language, uhm, this is a system that works very well.

00:15

- [male voice] I wanna thank you for your time. If you have any questions or if I could help you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. My contact information is on screen. Thank you very much for your time have a great day.

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Instructor Biography

Sami Rahman, Technology Geek & Disability Advocate

Sami Rahman is the CEO of SmartEdTech. SmartEdTech develops software for children with disability to learn and grow. Mr. Rahman has certification in an Assistive Technology Applications Program offered by California State University and Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities from TCEA. Mr. Rahman is the author of Getting Started: iPads for Special Needs. The book is available in print with a full version online for free.

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