History log

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The history log is a form of logging a meeting or event . It is particularly suitable for a brief and factual summary. It is usually written in the present tense , but the past tense is also possible. The contributions to the discussion are reproduced in indirect speech . An applied as verbatim as possible call log history log is (especially in counseling) as Verbatim referred.

In contrast to the protocol of the results , the contents of the speeches and discussions of the participants are reproduced, since it should remain clear what was discussed in the meeting and how the participants expressed themselves. In contrast to the verbatim transcript , however, the process is only summarized accordingly, so that the internal structure and the exchange of arguments as well as any decision made can be understood by the reader as a whole. The course of the conversation appears shortened or condensed in such a protocol; a “compression factor” can then be specified for the protocol. If z. For example, if a one-hour meeting is summarized in a protocol text that corresponds to a 15-minute conversation, the compression factor is 4.

A progress log is usually structured as follows:

  • Protocol header: Date, place, start, end, participants and absentee
  • If necessary, items on the agenda (so-called TOPs) are numbered
  • Factual representation of the meeting, in particular any resolutions as well as the course that led to these resolutions (e.g. through a vote)
  • Signature of the secretary and the chairman
  • If necessary, the distributor
  • If attachments are attached, they must be specified precisely

Single receipts

  1. ^ Hans Christoph Piper : Conversation analyzes. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1973.
  2. ^ See Franz Graf-Stuhlhofer in the journal Austria in History and Literature 50 (2006) pp. 119f.
  3. About 120 spoken words correspond to one minute.