One of my favourite bloggers is Inger Mewburn, The Thesis Whisperer. We had coffee one afternoon last year, and I was totally hyper (like Tigger hyper) about this wonderful new technique I was using–the Cornell Method. So I wrote a blog post about it and it was pretty popular: it got nearly 2000 clicks in an hour at one stage. So I’m just putting a link to it here… but you should totally go and read everything on Inger’s site, and buy her book too.
If you have ever been to one of my workshops in the last decade, you will probably have done this warm up. In fact, if you came to a multi-day writing retreat I ran, you would have done this at the beginning of each day. It is the most powerful, most flexible, simplest tool in my writing tool box.