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Taking notes - The blank sheet

Taking notes - The blank sheet

The best way to get more out of books is by taking notes with the blank sheet method.

  • Before reading a book, write down what you know about the subject using a mind map.
  • When you finish a reading session, add to the map with a different colour.
  • Review the page before you start your next reading session.
  • When you're done reading, bind the sheets and review them periodically.

When you use this method, you will literally see your knowledge grow as you add new information. You'll start to connect ideas across disciplines and develop your own ideas.

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Conventional notes

Conventional notes

Write in the margins of your book. You bought it. It's your property.

  • At the end of each chapter, write a pointed summary of the main chapter. Then, try to connect it to something in your life, such as a memory or other idea.
  • When you're done with the book, pac...

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Choose great books

If you want to improve what you get out of reading, you have to choose great books.

There are only a few new books that might prove valuable, but most will be forgotten. So instead, let time filter the good books. Find the books that stood the test of time....

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Give up quickly

You will instantly know if you picked up a good book. It is well written, packed with ideas and insights and is well organised. Naturally, you will want to read the next page.

Good books finish themselves. Trying to finish a bad book is a grind. Instead, skim a lot ...

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Levels of reading

Levels of reading

Reading the words on a page or screen is the easy part. The problem is that this is often the only way we learn to read.

There are different approaches to reading.Β 

  1. Reading to entertain. This is what we are taught in elementary school.

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How to get the most out of your reading

How to get the most out of your reading

One of the benefits of reading is that you can master the best of what other people discovered.

But it is only true if you can actually remember and apply the lessons and insights you read.

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  • If you read a printed book, highlight important quotes, ideas, or questions. Write the page number on the first blank page.
  • If you're reading a Kindle book, use Kindle's "notes" and "highlights" to collect important takeaways.
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The Popova Method: How to take notes

  1. Create a title on top of the page.
  2. Start building your ideas index: As you're reading, list the topics and ideas that seem to be important and reoccurring. Use short sentences. Use one idea per line.
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The Bujo Method Of Bullet Journals

Bullet Journals are a visually pleasing method to organize events, notes, lists and tasks. The Bujo method offers flexibility, customization and a certain gloss to the organizing activity with stuff like pictures, gel, pens, colour coding and washi tape.

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