5 Common Misconceptions About the Zettelkasten Note-Taking Method

No, not everything belongs in your slip-box

Brooke Harrison
7 min readSep 10, 2021

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It wasn’t until I read How to Take Smart Notes by Sonke Ahrens that I realized almost everything I’d assumed about the Zettelkasten or “slip-box” note-taking method was WRONG.

This method gets a lot of attention for the results it gave German sociologist…

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Brooke Harrison

Writer & Entrepreneur. I write to process and share what I’m learning :) How to take notes in Obsidian (free guide!): https://brooke-harrison.ck.page/2521a68501