Setting Up OneNote or Evernote

Timothy Kenny
A free video tutorial from Timothy Kenny
Author of "Accelerated Learning for Entrepreneurs"
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Learn how to set up OneNote or Evernote so that it works with your learning projects organization system.

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English [Auto] In this video, we're going to talk about one note, Evernote, and I'm going to refer to Evernote. I mean, I'm not going to refer to everything. I'm going to refer everything to one note and then you can adapt it for Evernote. And the only thing that's different with Evernote is it doesn't allow you to do as many levels of hierarchy. It basically only lets you do two levels of hierarchy. So the way you get around that is the top level be one point zero point zero is level B, one point zero point one, one point zero point two. Etc., So you just use numbers in the names to represent hierarchy, so what it would look like is basically 1.0. Point would be the notebook name and then the notes would be one point zero point one, one point zero point to play O point three O point four and then one point one point O one point, one point one or two. So these are all at the same level. But you can see the hierarchy right here. These are different than these. OK, so let's get into it. So we already talked about in the previous lecture how to set up your numbering system. And so what you're going to do is go into one note and just create one. S. group. For all your learning projects and then within that, you're going to have one section. For each each learning project, so. 3001, whatever it's called, 3000 to whatever it's called, you can have a section for each one of these. And inside a section. What is going to look like you'll have all your stuff over here, you have a notebook, you have a section group, and then you all have all the sections right here. And you're also going to have up here, you're going to have the names of sections like their tabs in a three ring binder. So these here will match these here. OK, on this side is where all your pages are, and you can also have sub pages. And this is extremely useful, so there's in one note, there's two ways to organize content and the main thing that one note is for. There's there's two uses for it. No one is collecting. Small content and number two is for organizing your notes, and there's a third thing, actually, which is your one pager. For each learning project, so that's what we talked about earlier, where you need to keep organized in one place, all the aspects of a learning project, so you've got your resources, your goals, your log, et cetera. OK, so the first page right here is going to be that one pager. Well. Then you have your notes. And then underneath all your notes, you're going to have anything you've collected from other places, so that's going to be primarily stuff from the Web. OK, so as you're doing research online, you're copying and pasting stuff into pages here, when you print something, you put a P and a dash in front of whatever the title is. So that marks it as printed. And that way, once something is printed, that means the next step is for it to be annotated. We're going to be talking about all those steps in a later section of this course. OK, so your notes are going to stay under here. And the way we we talked about notes before and how you should organize them. So what you're going to do is you're going to have pages. For each of these. Articles, notes on articles, notes on books, courses, conversations. Other. And events. And other car actually comes after events. So each of these will be a full page and there's going to there's not going to be anything in the page. The purpose of these is to keep things organized. So what say this right here is your book notes each each book is going to be a separate sub page right here. OK, and the way it's organized is you put the date. Then you put the author and then you put the title. And that's going to be the title of each of these pages and in terms of content, there's no difference between a page and a sub page. It's just an organization thing. And then your notes are going to go right in here. OK, so that's how it's organized. And then underneath, this is where all the article stuff that you're collecting will go. And if there's, let's say, a certain website that you're getting a lot of stuff from, you can make some pages. So use those sub pages to keep things better organized. And sometimes if you're doing a ton of research, you may want to create a second section. So let's say for course three thousand and two, you're doing a ton of research. So this will still be your this will be your main and then you have a second three thousand two and you call it printed. So anything that you print out, you'll still market like this, but then you'll bring it into the printed section. And what that does is it keeps this clear for only the new stuff. And we're in it again, something we're in to talk about in a later section. But the general process is you collect stuff. You print it. You market as printed, then you annotate. Then take notes on it. And then that gets synthesized with your overall model. OK. So this stuff in here that's most important is generally going to be books, courses, conversations and events. So in here under your resources. You'll have notes as one of the sub points there and then under here, you can hyperlink each one of these pages, each one of these books, for example, you'd hyperlink and all you do is you. Right? Click on and on this title right here. And you say copy hyperlink to this paragraph and then you paste it right here. So you have links to all the books that and courses, conversations, events and other that you've taken notes on. And the way you handle articles is you're going to go do a bunch of research and maybe you collect five to 10 articles. High quality, you paced them all in here and then what you do is you click here, you hold down shift and you go to the last page, you you click again. All these pages are going to be selected and then you just hit print and it'll print all of these at once. Batch printing, which is really useful. And then you mark all of these as printed. Then what you do is you take those and you annotate them, and when you bring them back, you do all the notes in one collection. So articles tend to not be super weighty with a ton of of content in them. Sometimes they are. But you basically do that whole batch of articles in one page of notes. Now, every once in a while they'll be an exception where there's a long article or an essay or something that's so high quality or stuff from a single website where you want to put it together in a in a separate page. So that's fine. But the general rule is you treat articles as like individual chapters of a book and you combine them all together when you're taking notes. That keeps you from having dozens of sets of really small notes that are maybe only a paragraph. So you combine those together and you can do similar stuff for let's say there's five or 10 YouTube videos. You watch all of them, they're all great. You wouldn't necessarily, in normal situation, do a separate set of notes for those. You'd combine them all. So anything with articles or short form content that's underneath an hour. You're going to want to bulk those together so that you have a solid set of notes and you're not filling up this space with tons and tons of notes. So that's how the system works and will now be moving on to how to set this how to set up your file cabinet, which is very good to actually be very similar to what you do with one note, because with one note, the whole thing is set up to to metaphorically look similar to the way that a three ring binder or a file cabinet system would work with tabs and pages.