Better highlighting and note-taking techniques. A short guide to Progressive Summarization.
Why do Progressive Summarization
Progressive Summarization (PS) is an annotation technique that’s so simple it makes you wonder why no one else has thought of it before. It involves multiple passes, and you don’t have to do it all in one sitting. Here’s why you should do it.
Capturing information in the digital age is easy. So easy, in fact, that you can capture everything and forget about it. I bet you have a collection of notes somewhere gathering digital dust.
Information hoarding is a problem.
We hoard information because it gives us an illusion of knowledge. Ever consumed so much information that you feel like you’re getting smarter?
There’s nothing wrong with this if your goal is just to enjoy it and nothing more. But if your goal is to actually get smarter, then we need to smash some misconceptions.(more…)