Tag Note-taking

Taking Note: 5 Ways We Can Learn About Note-Taking from da Vinci

This post is part of an ongoing series, “Taking Note,” which outlines the history and styles of note-taking. In this series, we explore how taking notes can improve your creativity and all the work you set out to accomplish. Anatomist, botanist, artist, engineer, geologist, inventor, musician, philosopher, polymath, sculptor, scientist, and writer. Without a doubt, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was one of the most brilliant people to ever walk the

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Four Ways to Improve Note-Taking Right Now

When you’re in college, your job is to take notes. But lectures can go too fast, you can get too many handouts and drawings. Even when you’re trying to do your best, you might miss something important. Here are four ways to improve your note-taking with Evernote Premium: Take notes like a pro. Set up class notebooks, or label notes with tags or just search for keywords. Evernote syncs across

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Drawing Inspiration from da Vinci

This post is part of an ongoing series, “Taking Note,” which outlines the history and styles of note-taking. In this series, we explore how taking notes can improve your creativity and all the work you set out to accomplish. For many of us, inspiration begins with a simple sketch. Leonardo da Vinci, the most inspirational of all Renaissance figures, imagined the possibility of everything from flight to robotics. It was

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Make Yourself Note-able

Each year at high school graduation time, as another freshly-minted generation of teenagers begins adulting, I always reflect on two memories that have stayed with me from my graduation: The cringe-worthy pictures of the overly-gelled hair that I sported for much too long. Thanks, Julie Greenspoon for still going to Freshman Homecoming with me! The moment when the principal announced that I would be attending Harvard and my precalculus teacher

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Taking Note: How Note-taking Improves Reading—An Interview with Shane Parrish

This post is part of an ongoing series, “Taking Note,” which outlines the history and styles of note taking. Throughout the coming weeks, we’ll explore how taking notes can improve your creativity and all the work you set out to accomplish. Whether you read for information or entertainment, reading well depends on your engagement with the material. Just ask Shane Parrish, founder of the Farnam Street website and newsletter. Farnam

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Taking Note: Lessons in Collaboration & Creativity from Thomas Edison

This post is part of our ongoing series, “Taking Note,” outlining the storied history and styles of note-taking. Throughout the coming weeks, we’ll explore how the practice of taking notes can improve your creativity and all the work you set out to accomplish. He is actually one of the least well known of all famous people, and much of what everybody thinks they know about him is no more reliable

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Taking Note: Exploring the Notebooks of Thomas Edison

This post is part of our ongoing series, “Taking Note,” outlining the storied history and styles of note-taking. Throughout the coming weeks, we’ll explore how the practice of taking notes can improve your creativity and all the work you set out to accomplish. When tackling the subject of note-taking and the course of its history, there may be no figure more prominent or influential than Thomas Edison. Without a doubt,

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How Amy Stewart Brought History to Life With Evernote

This article is part of a series that explores how authors use Evernote for writing. Sometimes, truth is more compelling than fiction. Take the story of a hardened gin smuggler and a pistol-packing spinster whose paths collided in an accident on the streets of Victorian-era New York. Amy Stewart, a best-selling author, discovered that story and saved it from the dustbin of history. She came across the intriguing headline, “Girl

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