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Reading Habits: Putting It All Together

edited October 2017 in Blog

imageReading Habits: Putting It All Together

The Zettelkasten note-taking method has made book writing and writing scientific papers easy for hundreds of years already.

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  • Your note and grouping method is quite similar to the Affinity Diagramming (a sort of brainstorming AKA Kawakita Jiro or KJ Method):

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    https://project-management.com/affinity-diagram-kawakita-jiro-or-kj-method/

    My rough comparison (the headers are the reading method and affinity diagramming are the process steps (stolen from the website above)):

    Read and Take Notes:
    1. Present the topic or define the problem clearly
    2. Give the team index cards or sticky-notes
    3. Ask them to write an idea or issue per card
    4. Call out the ideas or issues and hang them on the wall

    Group:
    5. Lead the team to silently sort the ideas or issues into categories

    Create Zettel:
    6. Lead them labeling each group of cards
    7. Eliminate duplicate ideas

    Link:
    8. Add arrows between items and groups to show significant relationships

  • Hey, that's an interesting find! You're right, the similarities are striking, which increases my faith in the principles of the Zettelkasten method :)

    Author at Zettelkasten.de • http://christiantietze.de/

  • Looks like the top down method of the process I utilise with a bottom up flow instead. :smile:

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