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What are Smart Notes?

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“Notes on paper, or on a computer screen […] do not make contemporary physics or other kinds of intellectual endeavor easier, they make it possible … no matter how internal processes are implemented […you..] need to understand the extent to which the mind is reliant upon external scaffolding.” (Levy 2011)

“One cannot think without writing.” (Luhmann 1981)



Ahrens, Sönke. 2017. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking Textendash for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.

Levy, Neil. 2011. “Neuroethics and the Extended Mind.” In The Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics, edited by Judy Illes and B. J. Sahakian. Oxford Library of Psychology. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press.

Luhmann, Niklas. 1981. “Kommunikation Mit Zettelkästen.” In Öffentliche Meinung Und Sozialer Wandel / Public Opinion and Social Change, edited by Horst Baier, Hans Mathias Kepplinger, and Kurt Reumann, 222–28. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

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