There is an extended version rewritten by AI at the bottom of the page.
- I read daily on O’Reilly, Kindle, and Medium to learn.
- I usually take note of the Summary and some key takeaways from what I read.
- I keep a collection of those Notes on Notion.
- I started using OpenAPI GPT-3 since I got free $18 for three months. So, I copy-paste the segment of text I read and get a summary in OpenAI Playground.
- I recently found this Chrome Plugin GPT-Prompter, then integrated it into my reading and note-taking flow.
- The process and flow are not perfect, but they will change how I consume and remember my reading along the way.
My reading flow is like this;
- Scan through the article/chapter by reading the title, subtitles, and the first paragraph of each section.
- Make a list of outlines of information I want to take notes in the Notebook.
- Read the section for my own understanding and recall what I remember.
- Select the section and prompt for TL;dr to get a summary. Copy-and-Paste the result into the note.
- Select the section and prompt for three actionable key takeaways. Copy-and-Paste the result into the note.
Following is the one-minute clip of a compressed video of a 20 minutes reading session.
How much does it cost?
- Depending on the length of the sections and the number of times I prompted, a moderate-length article costs about 10–30 cents. (i.e., 5,000–15,000 Tokens at $0.02/1000 Tokens.)
- This projects between 5–10 $ per month of daily reading and usage.
What could be next?
- Chrome plug-in to produce both TL;dr, actionable takeaways, and flashcards automatically or in one click on the Article / Chapter page.
- Send the results to Notion and Anki directly with one click.
- Notion may come up with the same feature for the Notes kept in it.
What do I worry about?
- I am afraid that using this often could make me lazy, and I ended up taking summaries without putting effort into really reading the materials.
ChatGPT Rewrite my gist
I let the ChatGPT rewrite my gist above and the following is the result:
“Streamlining Your Reading and Note-Taking Process with AI: An Overview of My Personal Flow”
As a continuous learner, I’ve always been on the lookout for ways to improve my reading and note-taking process. I’ve tried several tools such as O’Reilly, Kindle, Medium, and Notion, but I found that my process was still not as efficient as I wanted it to be. That’s when I stumbled upon OpenAI’s GPT-3 and the GPT-Prompter Chrome Plugin. In this article, I’ll be sharing my personal reading and note-taking flow that has been revolutionized with the help of AI.
Step 1: Scanning I start by scanning the article or chapter, reading the title, subtitles, and the first paragraph of each section. This helps me get a general idea of what the article is about and what I can expect to learn.
Step 2: Outlining Next, I make a list of outlines of the information I want to take notes on. This helps me focus on the key points I want to remember.
Step 3: Reading I then read the section for my own understanding and recall what I remember.
Step 4: Summarizing with AI To save time, I use the GPT-Prompter Chrome Plugin to get a summary of the section. I select the section and prompt for TL;dr, and the plugin generates a summary for me. I copy and paste the result into my note.
Step 5: Key Takeaways I also prompt the plugin for three actionable key takeaways from the section. This helps me identify the most important points I should remember and apply in my life.
In conclusion, my reading flow may not be perfect, but it has certainly changed the way I consume and remember my reading. By using AI tools such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 and the GPT-Prompter Chrome Plugin, I’ve been able to streamline my process and become a more efficient learner.