Simplefying an analog Zettelkasten: Topics with pregiven structure (LAW)
after experementing with the Zettelkasten method for a while know, i am comfortable using a digital Zettelkasten when it comes to new ideas and a "scientific approach" on things i read (e.g. economic policy).
However, next year the second stage of my law education begins, which feels like another kind of challenge (I've already talked about the issue earlier: https://forum.zettelkasten.de/discussion/1078/several-questions-of-a-beginner-planning-everything-out-or-doing-one-step-at-a-time#latest
After a long pause i tried to relearn some old stuff with a zettelkasten structure but it is way to slow.
In short: it is not about new ideas, but given ideas and structures. Even the writing style follows specific rules. The challenge is to use the known structures/knowledge as a tool for new cases (definition,comparison,result..). The learning process is more like in the maths, practice practice practice.
I still think atomicity and referencing of thoughts are important. But it is less random than science imho. So i'm imagining the following learning structure:
- reading/notes: a6 or a5 (zettel) but simply numbered from 1 to xxx (like a time id). No branching off like "1a7c1"
- put the zettel on the place it belongs structurally
- creating tree diagrams or a (digital) outline wear the structure becomes visible (love tree diagrams for anything)
- link zettel and diagrams
My argument: i do not need to structure my thoughts like a writer or scientist, but become very familiar with old structures and perform them adequately.
Anything i oversee in your opinion? If so, please let me know
ps: i'd number my old cards i need to know from some years ago as well instead of transferring them into a new structure - seems like waste of time? (thousands of cards, just number the ones i actually re-used). I simply creates cards (question&answer) for anything and repeated them 1day/1week/1month/3months/6months. It was pretty successful, but not time efficient enough imo - some skills grow organically)
pps: analog because i dont want to sit in front of the laptop 2 years 6 days a week and want individualised cards.
greetings, stay healthy
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