Research Reflections 3

I don’t really understand why we are using Diigo to bookmark our sources. I get that it could be useful to save the sources I use and to be able to highlight important material. The sticky notes could also be a useful feature because it gives me the ability to write my own thoughts on what I have read. However, don’t we do the same thing in NoodleTools? In NoodleTools, the sources that we use can be saved in a list with other sources that may also be helpful to our research, just like Diigo. Using NoodleTools, we can also create notes on what we have read, just like the highlighting and sticky note features on Diigo. I like the note cards on NoodleTools more than the highlighting and sticky notes on Diigo because with the note cards, there is a place to directly quote the article, a place to paraphrase that quote, and a place to write my own thoughts on what I have just quoted. To me, NoodleTools note cards just seem more in-depth and useful than Diigo bookmarking. I think they are essentially the same thing, so I don’t understand why we are using both of them. However, NoodleTools is easier for me to use and I get more out of it.
 
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~ by kristinsundvall on November 3, 2009.

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