How would you set up a glossary?
I'm starting a new graduate program today, in a discipline to which I am fairly new (in a technical sense anyway -- it's long been a hobby of mine). As such, I'm noticing a lot of vocabulary that I'm not entirely conversant. I want to use my ZK to create a glossary of these terms.
Two approaches come to mind. Do you think one of these is correct, or something else entirely?
Create a single Zettel as a Glossary of Cartographic Terms & Concepts, with each definition as a list item. Any elaborations or connections can be made by putting links in each definition as a nested item.
Create individual Zettel for each term or concept, with the definition clearly indicated at the top of the note. Any elaborations can follow under the definition in the single note. Each glossary entry could also have a tag (i.e. #glossary) for searchability.
I'm struck that the former approach resembles a structure note that could then link in with other notes on concepts and readings. This also bears out the advantage that eventually, as I gain fluency with the terms, the glossary note may not be as useful as the hundreds of Zettels that branch off from it and the links formed between those Zettels, too.
On the other hand, having individual entries for each term from the beginning, while not as centralized as a single Zettel, would eventually lead to the same result as above, having a robust ZK with conceptual links between these ideas.
As someone both learning the ZK method and learning a new discipline, I'd welcome the community's thoughts on these approaches or anything else I may have missed.
Observations logged here: write.as/via-poetica
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