My reading project is finally done! Or at least, the ‘reading’ part of the reading project. The associated blog posts will continue to come out as I finish them.
So how did I do? Well, I managed to read all the materials I’d set for myself, except the two I wanted to reread. When I was running short on time, I decided it was better to forge ahead than retread old ground.
Shockingly, I also finished up my project approximately on time. Unheard of.
I ended up cramming a lot of them toward the end, and that was fun in its own way. I’ve got a bit of a process going –
- first I skim everything,
- then I load the reports onto my tablet.
- I read a report and mark it with a stylus while dictating a voice memo with my real-time reactions,
- transcribe the reactions using a transcription program,
- paste a bunch of quotes from the report into my notes,
- and then write the post about it.
Which sounds complicated, now that I’ve written it down. But it isn’t, really, it just lets me do a lot of different modes of learning – visual, auditory, etc., at once.
Now for, the recap. Here is how the project started:
Here are my real-time updates:
Here are the blog posts I wrote about each report. (I will continue to update this as I add blog posts.)
|1||2021 UN Emissions Gap Report||skim, intro chapters, methane chapter, more coming soon|
|2||Taking Stock 2021 by Rhodium||skim, more coming soon|
|3||HBR article – What Supply Chain Transparency really means||skim, post.|
|4||Initiatives that came out of COP26||skim, more coming soon|
|5||US 2021 Aviation Climate Action Plan.||skim, more coming soon|
|6||2015 Paris Agreement (reread)||Skipped|
|7||Green New Deal (reread)||Skipped|
I also made a To-Be-Read (TBR) list, including references in the reports that I want to follow up on later.
So, what’s next?
This was a project I really enjoyed since I was able to quickly learn subjects I’d been meaning to for a while.
I want to do another one! I’m going to have to give the Sustainability Reading projects names to keep them from being mixed up.
I’m working on coming up with a Research Lineup for April-June 2022.