When you process information, and rework it in your own words, you understand it better. It forces you to think about what you’re writing, rather than mindlessly listening or transcribing.
Visual notes can improve recall and retention, enhance creativity, provide higher level of understanding, and result in better listening skills. Live Sketchnoting Across Platforms: Exploring the Potential and Limitations of Analogue and Digital Tools
Using the Feynman technique is great.
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Linked notes1 are a way to use Writing-as-a-user-interface-that-facilitates-thinking. The point is not writing notes per se, but accumulating knowledge, developing insight, and enhancing creativity. They are continuously-refined, living documents. Principles...