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9. How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens

Ahrens’s book is a helpful guide to zettelkasten as it’s a bit more nitty-gritty in the implementation details. If you want to know how to organize the things you learn, this book is a great place to start.


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Consider why you want to take notes

Before you start taking notes, ask yourself what your goal is.

  • Paper versus digital. If your goal is to study the content of a book, paper is better. But if your goal is to be able to reference certain parts of the book easily, an ebook may be better suited.

Take Notes & Highlight

Whenever you take notes from any book try these three questions

  1. How I can use this? 
  2. Why I must use this?
  3. When I'll use this?

When you start questioning this, you will be more clear why you are reading the text. That will help to involve in the reading and t...

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Economics professors would also benefit from teaching the ideas in this book. Most economics classes cover a lot of theories and have plenty of graphs, but they don’t use enough real-life data for modeling.

They need to get down to the nitty-gritty of cause and effect. Economics is great ...

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