Topics: Zettelkasten

When taking notes that I know will go into my Zettelkasten (Scinoto), I very often find myself thinking and questioning the knowledge at hand, instead of just writing it and taking it for granted.

This is a natural consequence of the Zettelkasten method and it’s one of its main strengths. Since linking is an essential process of a Zettelkasten, you are frequently forced to engage with what you’re writing. You are forced to think about how some new knowledge fits within the rest of your current knowledge; perhaps you’ve already written about it but from a different perspective, perhaps it’s related to some other idea or concept.

This kind of thinking and engagement I’m frequently forced to do has proved to be invaluable in university.