3 simple rules of note-taking

  1. Always write for your “future stupid self”. (Consider the future version of you who is going to read the note is stupid.)
  2. Write/rephrase in your own words (understand it, before you write, you’ll understand better when you write)
  3. Always include more context to the idea/note (eg: time, date, person, place, the current state of mind, mood, source, etc)

Remember. Your notes should be self-sufficient. A well-written note should avoid the necessity of referring back to the source and references.