Note-taking is the practice of writing down pieces of information in a systematic way. Making note is the easiest partMaking note is the easiest part

It's easy to make notes. And there are many easier ways to make notes - like Copy-pasting or Quoting.
What we miss while doing that is, the intention of note taking.
Note taking is not to collect ideas, but to develop ideas, arguments and discussions.
Notes are active way of thinking,not resources for Spaced Repeatation
Andy Matuschak suggests evergreen notes as a Note-taking process towards cumulative (personal) knowledge, than information capture.


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of knowledge building, as it focuses on 'collecting ideas' while such Normal note taking fails to connect ideasNormal note taking fails to connect ideas

In normal note taking, we sort by topics and sub-topics, building a hierarchical tree structure of knowledge. The information is sorted, and has a "flow", but chances of connecting two different ideas are rare.
Intention of notes are not just to remind you of what you learned. Spaced Repeatation or revision is not the only job of notes. Note should work as a place to inspire, surprise you while brainstorming.


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There are multiple note-taking methods, of which, my favorites are Outline NotesOutline Notes

Outline notes uses bulleted list, with intend to build structure.
It reduces the need of further editing and reviewing.
It starts by writing main topics on the far left of the page and add related subtopic in bullet points below using indents.

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, which I found from Bullet JournalingBullet Journaling

Ryder Carroll created a method of organizing personal information such as tasks, reminders, to-do lists, notes to a single notebook called Bullet Journal.
It was primarily created for analog notebooks, while there are digital bullet journal users too.


Any notebook can be turned into a bullet journal.
You can build layouts and improve over time.
You can keep it decorative, or minimal. I keep it rough.
It recommends rapid logging, short bullet notes
It uses different ...
, and then from academic people and ZettelkastenZettelkasten

"Zettelkasten" is a method of personal knowledge management used by Niklas Luhmann, a German sociologist.
It recommends creating independent, Atomicity notes so that we can connect it with other ideas and build new ideas.
Types of Notes in Zettelkasten
Idea of having an Index Note

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Evergeeen Notes
UID are not needed in Digital Zettelkasten
Graph Structure Note making
Writing the way you think


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