I’ve recently revamped my literature review workflow since discovering Notion. Notion is an organization application that allows you to make various pages and databases. It’s kind of like your own personal wiki- you can link your pages and embed databases into another page, adding filters and sorting them using user-set properties
When I started my PhD, I was quite intimidated by the prospect of reading scientific papers. I had read some literature during my master’s research, but for my doctorate, I felt I needed to develop a much better system for reading papers and retaining what I read. Over the last few years, I’ve honed my paper reading skills and thought I’d share my own system.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of planning, scheduling and journaling. It’s the main way I tackle executive dysfunctioning and has become a crucial part of my life as a scientist and researcher. Getting the balance between organization and leaving room for flexibility, which is vital for researchers, can be a challenge. I often get asked to share the details of my planning system so I thought it was about time I wrote a blog post on it!