# Zettelkasten

tags
Productivity, Note-taking

## The original Zettelkasten Method

In the morning, Luhmann would take notes from his readings, penning them down onto a piece of paper with a source inside.

In the evening, he would go through these notes and expand on them, writing about how they impact his current studies.

## Indexes in Zettelkasten

Indexes have very few terms. They don’t serve as a broad overview of a topic, but more of an entry point.

## Zettelkasten Note Types

fleeting
notes taken as a reminder of what’s in your head. These are to be removed after some time
• In Roam Research and Org-roam, make fleeting notes in daily notes
project-related
notes related to a project
permanent
notes that are standalone, and make sense in their own context.

## Why Zettelkasten

1. Forces you to adopt a linking system: connect ideas, tangents
2. Break ideas up into smaller pieces, increase surface area for expansion

The Zettelkasten Method - LessWrong 2.0