Principles of Luhmann’s Zettelkasten

 

  • Write (small) notes, using note sequences to develop an idea or topic
  • Where possible or necessary (i.e., if an idea can be considered as “start” of a new note sequence, but does fit into the current linear argumentation), branch off a new idea-path
  • Check if similar topic or “story line” has been written down elsewhere; if yes, add manual links / references
  • Identify relevant notes that function as “starting” point and tag these notes

(from Daniel Lüdecke [2] )

[0] Overview http://takingnotenow.blogspot.com/2007/12/luhmanns-zettelkasten.html
[1] Communicating with Zettelkästchen https://web.archive.org/web/20131228195930/http://scriptogr.am/kuehnm/post/2012-12-22-111621
[2] https://strengejacke.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/introduction-into-luhmanns-zettelkasten-thinking.pdf

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Principles of Luhmann’s Zettelkasten

Personal Knowledge Base Features

 

 

Features:

[0] Discussion on FAQT https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9911942
[1] Designing a PKB https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8270759
[2] A list of services https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9912570
[3] Designing a PKB http://www.acuriousmix.com/2014/09/03/designing-a-personal-knowledgebase/
[4] http://www.acuriousmix.com/2014/09/03/designing-a-personal-knowledgebase/#comment-1575169922
[5] Zettelkasten https://forum.zettelkasten.de/
[6] Migrate from Zettelkasten to Plain Text https://zettelkasten.de/posts/luedeckes-zettelkasten-erik-pfeiffer/
[7] Johannes Schmidt: Der Zettelkasten als Zweitgedächtnis Niklas Luhmanns https://vimeo.com/173128404

Personal Knowledge Base Features

How to learning efficiently

  • State-dependent memory
  • Train your brain to get into the mental state of studying:
    • sit at your study area
    • turn on your study lamp
    • after 25 min (the typical time you can learn) get up and rest for 5 min
    • avoid distractions (avoid the living room, kitchen)
  • The more active you are in your learning, the effective
  • Concepts are more important than facts
  • Study groups are great
  • Rote learning
  • Pomodoro technique
How to learning efficiently