Reading Workflow

I've been struggling to figure out how to write down my notes and thoughts as I continue to read The Great Books of the Western World. While I do want it to be comprehensive, the longer I spend typing out my thoughts, the less time I spend actually reading.

Personally, I want to expedite the process. I don't want to spend the bulk of my life struggling to read these books. This is why I wanted to read audio books. And some of the more poignant quotes, I want to memorize and use in future conversation. I want to have a system of notes that can help me in the future.

And this interest in reading these books is not purely out of self-interest. This also serves as a highlight to show that I am a competent thinker and understand the overall course material required for teaching a comprehensive Classical Education. (Though, this does not mean that I have art in skill in rhetoric and pedagogy.)

So, I decided to write a workflow and a template. What should be in each post while reading and after reading the books.

Here is what I've come up with:


  1. Book Summary (~ 450 characters)
  2. Chapter Summary/rewrite
  3. Reflection (As long as I want)
  4. Memorable Quotes
  5. Additional Resources


Hopefully, this will make my posts more comprehensive and helpful.

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