Multi-modal learning

I've stepped up my reading in preparation for my paper, practically inhaling research papers and books. It's easy to copy and paste quotations from PDFs of research papers, but dead-tree books are harder to handle. I'm relatively happy with the way I'm doing things, though. Here's how it works.

When I start a book, I record the name of the book into my voice recorder. As I read, I note interesting quotations by recording the page number and the quotation as one file. In this way, I accumulate dozens of notes. When I have time to encode all of these, I loop over each file while transcribing whatever I can keep up with. I repeat each file as many times as necessary.

This has the effect of usual several modes for the information: visual when I read it for the first time, auditory when I hear myself read it, and kinesthetic when I type it out.

It's slower, but I hope it works well!

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