[Zettel Feedback] Creating Zettels
This is one of my most developed Zettels, so no better candidate for a teardown from the seasoned players here
Date: 2022-11-03 11:47:02
2.6d Create Zettels
In this step of the Zettelkasten process, we take our Literature Notes full of contextualized ideas and add them to our Slipbox as de-contextualized ideas. (see [[2.6.1 The Zettelkasten Process]])
We create zettels to confirm our applied comprehension of an idea and to re-contextualize it against other ideas found in new sources. (see [[2.6d1 Creating Zettels Improves Applied Comprehension]])
- Create Zettels -- Decontextualize Ideas
- Open Literature Notes taken from Capture Ideas (see [[2.6c Capture Notes]]) on second monitor.
- Read through Literature Notes and Zettels.
- What does this note mean for my own research & questions within my slipbox? Why did these notes capture my interest? 1
- What ideas would help me continue a discussion in an existing Zettel?
- Create a new Zettel to capture that idea. ([[2.3a Conditions for Strong Zettel]], [[2.3a1 Obsidian Zettel Template]])
- Review Zettel
- Does my title actually summarize EVERYTHING in this Zettel? If not, it's 2+ ideas. Split it up. ([[2.3a2 Zettel Titles]])
- Link Zettels -- Recontextualize Ideas
- Make it easy to RETRIEVE. (see [[2.6d2 Make Zettel Linking Easier By Considering Your Desired Contexts]])
- Use my Five L's to link Zettels together. (see [[2.5a The Five L's to Connecting Zettels]])
- Archive Lit Notes
- Remove #zk-todo tag.
Zettel Creation Tips
- When developing a topic in your Zettelkasten, a new zettel should be in direct response to an existing Zettel 2 (see [[2.6e Develop Topics]]). This ensures we're focusing into fewer topics (and thus making more progress), rather than scattering our focus across many topics.
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