Write the key ideas in your own words - Deepstash

Write the key ideas in your own words

  • If you're reading a print or hardcover book, write your notes and highlights into a word processor or note-taking app.
  • If you're reading a Kindle book, add your notes, then export your notes and highlights. Copy them into a preferred word processor or note-taking app. Remove all the irrelevant markings, like "Read more at location {NUMBER]", "Add a note".
  • Now, rewrite each highlight in your own words.
  • If you highlighted chapter headings, change them into subheadings.

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Take notes while you read

  • 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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Additional Tweaks for Kindle Readers

1. Highlight everything you want to remember.

2. Use your desktop browser to visit your Kindle Notes page (this is easier than trying to view and edit on the device itself).

3. Browse through your highlights, delete what you no longer need, and add notes to the ones you really like.

Capture key ideas without interrupting your reading flow

Taking notes should not become a tedious process, but it should be made as seamless as possible.

  • If you are reading a physical book, write down main ideas or questions in the margins. Try to keep it very short. If you are reading an ebook, highlight the essential par...

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