I think that I had a good system for taking notes when I was a (grad) student. Now I find that I need to access things that I read longer ago, and make connections among more things. This might be a result of working on projects for longer. I've definitely read advice on note taking for a specific course or paper, but I don't think that I know of any for a life long research project like 'understand how language works'.

@twsh hi thomas, what are you looking for exactly? a way of working or a tool or both? offline/online?

@Manuela Ways of working and/or tools. I have a preference for something that doesn't require me to be in front of a computer all the time. I would prefer offline unless there's a compelling reason.

I already use Zim and that seems like a good tool for me: zim-wiki.org/

@twsh i think betabook or a normal notebook in combination with evernote app works great. betabook.co - make offline notes on betabook, take pics of it with your phone, sync with your computer and organize. I love it because it syncs well, integrates pics and text so well and you can take notes with your voice, too.

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