The Zettelkasten introduces a lot more feedback loops into the writing process

  • The Zettelkasten system described in Book - How to Take Smart NotesBook - How to Take Smart Notes


    author: Sönke Ahrens
    title: How to take smart notes: one simple technique to boost writing, learning and thinking: for students, academics and nonfiction book writers
    further improves the writing process by building smaller feedback loops into the experience.
  • While reading, you are forced to reflect whether you actually understood a concept.
  • When connecting ideas, you need to think how ideas fit together and if the content you just went over actually fits into your overarching thinking structure.
  • These feedbackloops and the working with the ideas makes using the Zettelkasten very satisfying for me. You can be a smartass about all the ideas that you have learned without actually annoying anyone with it.