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Karen Pinzás Morrongiello • Edited on

I will love if you share the results! It is interesting to know what other techniques people use to learn. Let's see... If I am learning from a book or course, I usually take my notes in Notion and on paper, depending on the purpose of the note.

If it is related to the specific thing I am learning, I use Notion for my notes (for example: I am currently learning go and wrote the types of variables there). If it is related to the code, I upload it in a repo that I create for this new knowledge and I link that to my Notion. However, if during my learning, it is mentioned some concept that I don't know or I would like to check more, I write it on my "check it later" notebook (for example: I was checking some book and I was mentioned the Strategy Pattern. It was not related specifically to Go, but it was importante to check it later). For me, Notion works really well for this. I would like to add some graphics and all in my notes, but I think I need a tablet for doing that quickly.

There are some cases that I do handwriting notes during the learning process, mostly related to algorithms and math. In that case, I usually re write my handwriting notes into Notion and I put more information that is interesting.

For me, that is working really well. The idea is to have that knowledge save until It is not needed anymore, because I already understand the concept. There are other notes that I wrote two years ago and I still have them. For that reason, I automatically associate Notion = learning, and the search works really well to find things.

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Corey Johnson Author

Ah; I had not heard of Notion! It looks pretty neat! I'll share the results for sure.

I really like the concept of blocks that Notion uses, have you run into issues with dead links though? Or does it have a fancy way to import the data in a link?

For me I've always wished I could have the super fancy, well designed notes, but every time I drag an image into my notes my formatting goes off the rails. Maybe using a tablet would give you a bit finer grain control over sizing on note attachments? Every time I use an Apple pencil I'm like "So much potential, but so little support for the way I want to use it".