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Academic Note-taking (Read 31866 times)
Derek Van Ittersum
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Re: Academic Note-taking
Reply #15 - Oct 24th, 2011, 12:50pm
 
You can get the syllabus machine as part of the eastgate tutorial package: http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/Tutorial_CD.html

or from my site, referenced in this thread: http://www.eastgate.com/Tinderbox/forum//YaBB.pl?num=1281439077/13#13
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Re: Academic Note-taking
Reply #16 - Oct 25th, 2011, 1:43pm
 
An interesting article and linked website which may of use in a dissertation: http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com/2011/10/introducing-findings.html

(he says having not explored the service at all - sounds interesting in theory though).
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Reply #17 - Mar 8th, 2013, 2:54pm
 
Hello, Barbara!

I was excited to see someone else talking about tools to manage academic citeable notes.  I find 'citeable notes' to be a really useful way to think about my academic reading -- like I'm 'processing' it into reusable chunks for future writing.  It's great to have a little repository of categorized points, arguments, supports, and criticisms from other scholars that I can quickly interpolate into my own writing.  Extends my memory, for sure.  Even organizing these notes is a kind of good scholarly exercise.

Currently I'm building up a system of citeable notes in Scrivener.  This works reasonably well so far (not been doing it long!).  I can copy the same notes to different folders and even kind of experiment with rearranging copies of notes in different ways for different projects.

It is of course pretty rigid and hierarchical, though.  I could get excited about Tinderbox as a tool for growing categories of notes up more 'organically,' and establishing more visual-spatial 'nurseries' to test out different arrangements and clusters for different projects.  

I would be SO interested to hear what kind of work flow you settled on -- I could very much benefit by hearing about your experience.  I know there's a danger to hopping from tool to tool, but again, I only started seriously investing in my Scrivener system recently, so weighing other arrangements is not yet totally counterproductive.  Smiley

Hope you are still around!  Would love to hear from you.

Elizabeth
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Re: Academic Note-taking
Reply #18 - Mar 9th, 2013, 10:52am
 
Incidentally, Tinderbox and Scrivener work pretty well together!

Tinderbox reads Scrivener files, and it's also got nice export to Scrivener.  So, it's not too bad to move thinks back and forth.
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Re: Academic Note-taking
Reply #19 - Mar 11th, 2013, 12:50pm
 
Wow, I am very, very excited to hear that Scrivener and Tinderbox play nicely together.  I can begin to imagine some nice little workflows using both.  

Thanks for the tip!
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