Zettelkasten’s 3 Note-Taking Levelsfleeting
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Zettelkasten’s 3 Note-Taking Levels Help You Harvest Your Thoughts
Concept notes require much more care in authoring: they need to be self-explanatory and detailed
A not that was quickly captured and still needs to be consolidated.
fleeting notes: they are simple reminders of information or ideas that will need to be processed later on, or trashed.
Level 1: Fleeting Notes
Fleeting notes are ideas that pop into your mind as you go through your day. They can be really short, just like one word. You don’t need to organize them. They just serve as reminders of your thinking.
Notes that contain only reference, by contrast with literature note, I did not rephrase and digest the data yet.
A note that contains references and rephrasing of some literature. I consolidate what I have understood of the literature in a literature note.
Literature notes can be brief annotations on a particular source (e.g. book, website or paper), that you’d like to access later on
Level 2: Literature Notes
You capture literature notes from the content you consume. It’s your bullet-point summary from other people’s ideas. I create these notes for all books, podcasts, articles, or videos I find valuable.
There are three rules for literature notes: make them brief, use your own words, and note bibliographic references.
What is interesting about this? What’s so relevant it’s worth noting down?
the more you write down, the more you can recall the information later. So don’t try to keep the notes too short — be generous in the way you elaborate and find the length that feels good for you.
In a Zettelkasten, you don’t file notes in the context you found them but in the context in which you want to discover them.
Here are two questions to ask yourself when you create references for your literature notes. Answering them will help you make good cross-references: In which circumstance do I want to find this note? When and how will I use this idea?
A note that has been considered to have robust and sourced knowledge.
Level 3: Permanent Notes
As a rule of thumb, I now create permanent notes about every topic I’m curious about or working on. When you’re in doubt, ask yourself whether you’re curious to explore your idea further
While your literature notes are bullets, your permanent notes are written prose. A reader of your permanent note should understand it without reading the source that led to your idea.
Notes linking here
- Andy Matuschak’s Evergreen Note System On Roam – Joshua Mitchell
- braindump et tdd
- clk maybe list
- Growing the Evergreens
- heuristique pour décider si j’ai bien digéré un sujet
- second brain vs wiki
- tag note
- you never know what note will be useful in the future