Jethro's Braindump

Progressive Summarization

tags
Productivity

The idea of progressive summarization is to create notes such that their purpose is comprehensible in the future.

Layer 1
When you encounter something interesting, capture it
Layer 2
Bold the most interesting parts
Layer 3
Highlight the most interesting bolded sections
Layer 4
Summarize the bolded portions and the note in your own words
Layer 5
Turn your notes into something new: a tweet, a blog post, even a book

All of these steps are optional. I think of these as distillation, extracting key points from each note.

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