Roadmap: Summary


Fields of Interest

Note-taking Methodology

  1. Systematic: on a regular basis, read the major chapters (possibly unordered) of the entire books.
  2. Ad hoc: read a specific chapter, section, or topic.
  3. Timer: set a timer when reading and note-taking to ensure efficiency.

Pros and Cons


  1. Perseverance: making notes guarantees long-term, persistent learning paths.
  2. Selective and readable: well-structured, focus-highlighted notes help memorization and internalization.
  3. Available for lookups: the notes are powerful resources for future reference.


  1. Time-consuming: formatting texts, adding images and sorting out information takes about 1/3 of the overall time spent on learning.
  2. Tedious: the notes can sometimes be lengthy and pointless.