For years, I was not cultivating my habit of taking reading notes when reading research literature. The consequence is enormously negative. First of all, the information was not captured, and thus did not turn into long-term knowledge. Because it was forgotten, it could not transform into a personalized understanding of the corresponding domain. It is simple reasoning but many people do not pay attention to developing this habit.
In 2020, I published a video on YouTube to introduce my newly established research note-taking system using the Zettelkasten method and the Evernote software. This year, I switched to Obsidian software to continue practicing this task of research note-taking. The effort has paid off nicely.
Last week, I published on ResearchIC two articles sharing my experience of research note-taking and using different software to serve such a purpose.
Manage knowledge growth as a researcher
Use Zettelkasten to take smart notes when reading articles
Now I cannot wait to hear your opinion and your story!
- You can log in to ResearchIC directly with your ORCID account and post your comment/opinion on these two posts.
- You can connect to our Slack community and chat there with me in the #lounge.
- You can also simply reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and write your experience/story.
Thank you for your patience in reading through this email. I look forward to interacting with you in ResearchIC.
Dr. Jingjing Lin
Assistant Professor, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
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