Rahul Bhargava shares key tips on how to improve your notetaking and increase the efficacy of your notes.

Want to make notes that do not get lost with million others. Start to make smart notes. What is that? Learn all about note-taking for professionals. Opt for a strategy that works and builds a strong knowledge store.

Whether we are reading a book, an informational article, or having a client conversation, making notes is vital. It helps in breaking down our thinking process & puts down all the crucial details.

But what if we say that writing down is the thinking process?

Yes! If you are making your notes correctly, writing is not just a practice of penning down your thoughts. But it is the thinking process itself.

Notes are not just a source of writing thoughts or important reference material. If done right, they are the goldmine to endless ideas and knowledge.

So, How to take notes the right or the smart way?

We came across the book “How to Take Smart Notes” by Sönke Ahrens. This book has been gaining popularity for making the process of note-taking simpler yet efficient. So, We decided to give it a go and discovered:

Principles to remember while making notes

How to start note-making

Essential tips to remember

Using the Smart Notes

Sönke Ahrens is a writer and a researcher covering education and social science topics. He threw light on the Zettelkasten note-taking technique of Nikolas Luhmann. Zettelkasten means Slip Box in German, which was a crucial tool of Luhmann’s note-taking. 

This revolutionary method made Luhmann publish 400+ scholarly papers and 70+ books. So, let us see What made this technique a success.


Key points include:

  • Fleeting Notes
  • Reference Notes
  • Permanent Notes


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