Why Take Notes: 3 Common Misconceptions And How To Do It Right
No, retaining shouldn’t be the goal of note-taking.
Have you ever asked yourself what’s the point of taking notes? If you think it’s to remember, read on, because it’s a common misconception.
Like many things in life, taking notes has become so customary and ingrained in our routines that we’ve stopped reflecting on why we do so.
It’s surprising how little time we spend thinking about why we take notes, when developers regularly create new apps that aim to improve how we take notes. If you’re interested in the how, check out my post below:
How to Take Notes: Insights From AI, Neuroscience, a Sociologist, and a Free App
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Knowing why we’re doing something often provides insights into how we should do it. Reflecting on why I take notes have changed how I take notes — I use Obsidian as my note-taking app because it helps me take modular notes and develop and connect ideas easily.
Take Better Notes With This Free Note-Taking App That Wants to Be Your Second Brain
Obsidian makes connecting ideas easy and helps you think and write better
Three common note-taking misconceptions
We forget our notes and ideas unless we review them regularly. But often do we actually revisit our old notes? If we forget our notes and ideas eventually, why bother taking and organizing notes in the first place?
We take notes to retain.
No doubt we take notes because we want to capture ideas that are important and relevant, so we don’t forget them and can refer to them in the future.