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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, pack it away for a week, then revisit it and go through all your notes.
  • Write the main idea of the book on the inside cover. You can also make a custom index on the back cover with themes or topics.

The idea is to connect new knowledge to existing knowledge and find the gaps in your understanding.

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