It's bound to happen sooner or later -- an editor requires the URLs and contacts of sites you visited while researching an article for an assignment. You panic, and rummage through an untidy pile of papers, frantically scrabbling to find sloppy notations. Naive writers rely on re-visiting a web page. There are many reasons why you can have difficulty accessing a web page again.
You can avoid that pitfall, and become more productive by mastering a few steps that help you work smart: Toggle, Save, File Methodically, and Quickly retrieve Misplaced Data.
The following instructions are for computer-based e-mail. They explain how to use your computer-based e-mail program to improve your writing efficiency.
- Minimize research time
- Maximize writing time
- Store project-related information and documents
- Retrieve misplaced data.
All you need do is toggle between your Internet Browser and your E-mail program, clip and save, and then file methodically.
Begin first with mastering how to "toggle" between programs. (*Also explained in Insider tip Multi-task, Week 1-2.)
Open your e-mail software program. Notice how that puts an Icon into the taskbar. Taskbar-icons let you switch between programs without closing them.
Create a new e-mail message -- referred to here as "file-message"
- Move your pointer to the "-" sign in the top right hand corner of the e-mail program
- Click it. That sends the e-mail program to the taskbar
- Move your pointer to the e-mail icon in the task bar.
- Click it. That returns the e-mail program to the screen, on top of the Browser.
Chapter 1: http://tinyurl.com/2es3w63
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