Researching and Notes
Do you write your notes on any kind of paper? Whether it's a napkin or a used envelope, I've used them all. Well, let me tell you, that's a mistake. Notes are important. As such, they should be filed with the surname you're searching. I've learned that lesson. Little pieces of paper are no good to you if you can't remember where you got the information from. Note taking should be one of those things that you automatically do without stressing over it. Preferably use a standard size paper, 8 1/2 by 11 size. Don't use a tablet or spiral notebook because you want to file that paper with the other information. Use good handwriting so that you can understand your note and so you don't have to create a legible one later. Save it with your research log and your source log.