The Power of Learning Insights: How to Retain Knowledge and Share it Effectively

Cuong Duy Nguyen

Cuong Duy Nguyen

Sep 16, 20233 min read

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The Power of Learning Insights: How to Retain Knowledge and Share it Effectively

Glasp Learning Insights has revolutionized the way we approach group studying. This feature has convinced me and my learning buddies to switch to Glasp as our go-to platform for collaborative learning. The ability to share our insights and exchange knowledge in real-time has made our study sessions more effective and efficient.

But let's talk about the brutal truth when it comes to reading and retaining information. If you don't take notes right, you'll forget nearly everything you read. It's as simple as that. You may think you're a mental millionaire, but without proper note-taking techniques, that knowledge will slip away like sawdust.

So, how do you ensure that the knowledge you acquire has lasting value? Here are some actionable tips to help you make the most out of your reading and note-taking:

  • 1. Create research templates: One effective way to enhance your note-taking process is by creating research templates. These templates can serve as a framework for organizing your thoughts and key takeaways from your reading. Notion, a versatile productivity tool, can be a great platform to create and manage your research templates.
  • 2. Break your notes into atomic units: Instead of jotting down long paragraphs or sentences, break your notes into smaller, more digestible units. This approach makes it easier to review and revise your notes later on. Think of it as building a knowledge database that you can easily navigate and retrieve information from.
  • 3. Package your notes for others: Don't keep your notes to yourself. Package them in a way that others can benefit from your insights. Making your notes default-public allows you to share your knowledge and contribute to the collective learning experience. Start by sharing your notes on social media or other platforms where like-minded learners gather.

Sharing what you learn not only helps others, but it also helps you solidify your own understanding of the subject matter. A concept known as "Remembering by Sharing" or "Learning by Teaching" suggests that explaining concepts to others helps you retain that knowledge better. So, don't be afraid to share what you know, even if you feel like you're just a beginner. You never know who might find value in your insights.

When it comes to knowledge, its value is determined by two critical factors: how often you use it over time and how valuable it is when you use it. This means that you should prioritize acquiring what we call "titanium knowledge." Titanium knowledge refers to meta-skills and mental models that have a lasting impact. These include concepts like the 80/20 Rule, learning how to learn, prioritization, habits, decision-making, and the scientific method.

Investing your time and effort in acquiring titanium knowledge ensures that you have a solid foundation for learning and problem-solving. Snow Cone knowledge, on the other hand, refers to surface-level information that may be interesting but lacks practical value or long-term impact.

In conclusion, learning insights are a powerful tool for retaining knowledge and sharing it effectively. By incorporating the tips mentioned above, you can enhance your note-taking process and make your learning experiences more valuable. Remember to create research templates, break your notes into atomic units, and package your knowledge for others to benefit from. So, go ahead, embrace the power of learning insights, and become a lifelong learner with a lasting impact.

Resource:

  1. "FAQs", https://blog.glasp.co/faqs/ (Glasp)
  2. "The Brutal Truth About Reading: If You Don’t Take Notes Right, You’ll Forget Nearly Everything", https://medium.com/accelerated-intelligence/the-brutal-truth-about-reading-if-you-dont-take-notes-right-you-ll-forget-nearly-everything-8058fd9143df (Glasp)

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