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Permanent Notes

Last updated Feb 9, 2024

Permanent notes are the third type of note in the Zettelkasten system, and make up the long-term knowledge that gives the slip-box its value. This step starts with looking through the first two kinds of notes that youโ€™ve created: Fleeting Notes and Literature Notes. Sรถnke Ahrens recommends doing this about once a day before you completely forget what they contain.

As you go through them, think about how they relate to your research, current thinking, or interests. The goal is not just to collect ideas, but to develop arguments and discussions over time. If you need help jogging your memory, simply look at the existing topics in your slip-box, since it already contains only things that interest you. Ask me a few questions to turn fleeting and literature notes into permanent notes:

This is my long-term knowledge in my own words called Zettelkasten or Evergreen Notes.

โ—๏ธ Once this step is done: Throw away (or delete) the fleeting notes from step one and file the literature notes from step two into your bibliographic Zettelkasten.

An awesome explanation that elaborates more on permanent notes are How often are you making permanent notes? โ€” Zettelkasten Forum.

References: Zettelkasten ๐Ÿ’ก Resources/๐Ÿ—ƒ Zettelkasten/๐ŸŒณ Zettelkasten/Fleeting Notes Reference Wiki Notes
Created Reflection 2021-10-17