[第二步-做更有效率的筆記] The Flow Method

Your brain stores information in a messy web of tangled facts, ideas, memories, and references. The structured hierarchy of Outline-style or Mind Mapped notes doesn’t exactly represent how that content lives in your head.

你的大腦將資訊儲存在錯綜複雜的事實、想法、回憶以及引用的網路中。大綱法和心智圖的結構層次都無法確切表現出這些內容在你腦袋中的儲存方式。

Holistic Learning(整體學習)

 

This technique emphasizes learning in a style that mirrors your brain – creating interconnected webs of information (or “constructs”), visualizing things, and avoiding rote memorization.

這個技術強調以一個模仿你大腦的學習風格學習:創造互聯的資訊網(或是結構)、視覺化的東西,避免死記硬背。

 

The Flow Method is one of the cornerstones of holistic learning. Most other note-taking systems are based on hierarchy – as I illustrated in the section on the Outline Method, you put main terms at the top and nest related details directly under them. Mind maps are similar; the main term goes in the middle, and details branch out from there.

The Flow Method是整體學習的基石之一。大多數其他的筆記系統都是基於層次結構—正如我大綱筆記法說明的—將主要內容放在最上面,然後直接將相關詳細內容放在他們下面。心智圖也是相似的,主要內容放在中間,詳細內容分枝在外面。

 

Conversely, Flow notes are meant to be an on-paper representation of your mental picture of a subject. When you take notes in this way, you’re transcribing them in a completely original way instead of simply copying down what’s presented in lecture. It’s very difficult to become a mindless copying zombie when you’re taking Flow notes, which is something that can’t be said for the Outline Method.

相反地,Flow筆記意味著將一個主題的心靈地圖呈現在紙上。當你用這個方法做筆記,你要以完全原創的方式抄寫,而不只是抄下內容。當你做Flow筆記時,很難變成一個盲目的複製殭屍,這是大綱法做不到的。

 

“Flow-based notetaking is a creative process, not a recording process. Instead of just writing down what the professor argues, you’re also going to come up with your own ideas, examples, and connections.” – Scott Young

Flow筆記法是一個創造的過程,不是紀錄的過程。不只是寫下教授所宣稱的,你也要想出你自己的想法、例子和連接。

 

The main goal of Flow-based note-taking is to help you learn the material once. By taking notes in this way, you should be able to actually integrate new facts into your existing body of knowledge the first time you process them, rather than having to go back later to study them a second time.

Flow筆記法主要的目的是幫助你學習一次教材內容。用這個方法做筆記,你應該在第一次處理時,組合存在的知識架構。而不必再回頭研究他們。

 

實際如何做Flow筆記:

  • Connect terms and ideas with arrows

用箭頭連結術語以及想法

  • Deliberately write things down in your own words

認真思考,用自己的話寫下來

  • Create backlinks – links ideas back to related terms and details mentioned earlier in the lecture

創造反向連結-連接到教材內容前面提過的相關的術語和細節

 

This style of note-taking is probably the hardest to perfect, as it’s very personal and requires you to think about your notes in a very different way than you’re probably used to. If it’s a style you want to pick up, give it a good few tries before writing it off.

這個筆記方法最難完美,這是非常個人的,需要你用跟過去相比很不同的方法去思考。如果這是一個你想要做的方法,應該在寫下來之前做許多嘗試。

 

Also, recognize that Flow-based note-taking isn’t perfect for every subject. It’s best for subjects where the ideas are easily connected to other ideas. For very detail-dense classes where the material doesn’t easily form a dense web of connections, a more hierarchical system will probably help you capture all the information you’ll need to study more effectively.

當然,要認清Flow筆記法不是適用於每個科目。它適合想法可以輕易互相連結的科目。對於資訊非常密集、材料難以簡單組成一個網狀連結的課程,一個更層次化的系統會更能夠幫助你捕捉所有資訊,因此你能夠更有效的學習。

 

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第二步:Take More Effective Notes (做更有效率的筆記)

  • [第二步-做更有效率的筆記] 介紹
  • [第二步-做更有效率的筆記] 大綱法(The Outline Method)
  • [第二步-做更有效率的筆記] 康乃爾筆記法(The Cornell Method)
  • [第二步-做更有效率的筆記] 心智圖(The Mind Map Method)
  • [第二步-做更有效率的筆記] The Flow Method
  • [第二步-做更有效率的筆記] 「寫在投影片上」法 (The “Write on the Slides” Method)
  • [第二步-做更有效率的筆記] 紙本筆記 v.s. 筆記型電腦(Paper Notebooks vs. Laptops)

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