What is the best way to take notes while reading non-fiction?
I tend to sperg out and go back to my notes thinking they're either not concise enough or not detailed enough and it ends up taking me overly long to make any progress
I read via epubs. I highlight useful passages. On passages that are vague but meaningful I highlight in a different colour and add a note over it that appears when the highlight is clicked.
I don't note near as much as I highlight however. Just note whatever requires addition thought beyond the material presented.
I jot down general summaries in a separate notebook, while more liberally bracketing/underlining passages in the book itself. After finishing the book I'll re-read my separate summary, then flip back through the text looking at only the sections I marked. If they're relevant on the broader scale of the whole work, I make notes of them; if not I just pass by them, or save them IF they're at least curious/interesting.
How do I contend with hauling this book collection when moving out of my parent's place?
What are some novels that have as explicit and nuanced character analyses (more than 2) as Middlemarch?
why the insinuation that shakespeare is the best writer of all time triggers some people?
lit's opinion on
Do you think we are going to call the period of writing after the death of internet culture postmemernism?
What are some books that no pseud would ever read? What are some books that are only read by intellectuals?
So this aside what Vonnegut books are worth reading?
What version of Bibliotheca of Pseudo-Apollodorus should I read? Pic related is only 300 pages long, while the Harvard Volumes are around 900 pages combined.
This just shows how none of you fagots actually read the fucking Greeks if you can't even answer me a single question about a book ABOUT FUCKING GREEK ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY.
Go fuck yourself you pseudo fags.
>9 minutes until maximum butthurt
Regardless of that I'll help as best I can. I read the OWC edition (your pic) and finished just a few days back. Only ~140 pages of it is actual content, with a ~30 page intro, and ~80 pages of notes.
Also I didn't realize which Harvard edition you were talking about until I google it and realized you're talking about the 2 volume Loeb set. I'm gonna quickly...
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Is this really fucking necessary?
Necessary? I don't know. But colours are used to tell stories by their association with qualities. A nine year old would know as much.
And in fantasy writing this sort of thing is expected - even demanded, by readers.
Goethe and Kant aside, the 18th century was completely worthless w/r/t literature.
Hey /lit/, where should I start with Christian (specifically, Catholic) theology, church order, and other topics pertaining to the Church? I remember seeing a pic on her once that broke it down into three or four topics, each with intro/middle/advanced readings.
All help is appreciated.
Find some schools with good theology programs and then look at their online course descriptions. When you find the ones that are interesting to you go to the school's library webpage and enter the class number/s and it will give you the required reading for the class.
What does /lit/ think of Milton, particularly Paradise Lost? What should I know before reading it?
My grandma had some crazy people come to her house because they had a seance and the ghost of Milton apparently told them to go there (england) and find a civil war tunnel full of documents that would prevent an upcoming civil war in america.
I havent read any of him though.
Has anyone read this? What does /lit/ think about Roger Scrutiny.
I like his history of Modern Philosophy book. I've ripped off and destroyed the last section of Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy book and improved it by gluing Scruton's book in it's place.
That's quite funny. I have some irrational hatred of Berty. Maybe it was because he was a cuck, but I'm not even /pol/. Probably because he had an affair with T S Elliot's wife now that I think about it.
This is a pretty good book