I am a software developer, as I get older, I find myself with the issue of not having as much time to learn as I once did. My learning schedule has gone from 'whenever I have time' to 2 hours or so a week.
I have been looking to document my learning so I can make more efficient use of my time, however, I have ran in to problems when trying to lay out my notes.
I keep finding myself returning to a format similar to what could be considered a tutorial but I worry this may not be the best way to take notes.
I would appreciate any insight people have who document their learning or work on a regular basis. Cheers.
For clarity my question is this:
I have made the assumption that writers are more adept at keeping notes than others. I am asking what particular styles of note keeping do you find works and why. My current style is to write my notes in a format that is similar to how you would write a tutorial on a subject. These style of notes tend to be "addressed" to a "reader" and also tend to be more long winded than I would like.
My notes end up reading as if I wrote them to teach somebody else on a given topic and this does seem natural, yet very inefficient. I was hoping writers, who tend to have to plan stories, plots and characters could give me an insight into how they translate all this information for thought to paper in a structured format.