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note taking

smart notes scarcity brings clarity writing
  • Some skills can be improved through experience:

    1. Distinguishing relevant info from less-relevant info.
    2. Asking better questions when taking notes
  • Questions improve the note taking process. Keep a list of questions handy when taking notes. Some include:

    1. In what context do I want to remember this idea again?
  • Note taking should be seen not as writing but as translation. Elaboration and note-taking are ways of translating the message of the author to one in your own words.

  • Fit on page, no scrolling. Scarcity forces us to be concise in our notes.

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