Many Diigo users are lifelong learners and love reading books. However, reading a book is one thing, retaining the knowledge from the book is another. If you search “retain book” there are 122 Million results! Many people struggle with how to better retain knowledge from books.
Highlighting is an important way to help retain knowledge. As Diigo users, you’re familiar with highlighting on the web, and as Kindle users, you may be familiar with highlighting on Kindle as well.
Highlights can help to retain knowledge, but they are not enough. We still only remember the broad idea and message of a book.
“Well, the first rule is that you can’t really know anything if you just remember isolated facts and try and bang ‘em back. If the facts don’t hang together on a latticework of theory, you don’t have them in a usable form.” — Charlie Munger
Isolated highlights are just like the isolated facts, we don’t have them in a usable form.
Diigo provides a 2 step method to help you make the best use of your kindle highlights.
Step 1: Import your kindle highlights to your Diigo library.
With the new Diigo chrome extension, it only takes one click to import all of your highlights from a book to your Diigo library.
Step 2: Organize highlights from a book in your own knowledge structure.
After Kindle highlights are imported in your Diigo library, it’s easy to add them to an outliner where you can then organize these highlights in your own structure.
As avid kindle users, we have used this method for a long time and found it to be a very efficient way to integrate knowledge from a book to the knowledge network in your brain.
How many highlights are sleeping in your Kindle? Import them into Diigo and integrate them into a latticework of knowledge network now!
Here is how to do it:
- Update to the latest Diigo Chrome extension
- Visit your kindle highlights page https://read.amazon.com/kp/notebook
- Click “Import to Diigo” button
- If you have highlights for personal documents on your kindle device, you can follow instructions here https://www.diigo.com/import_all/kindle to upload the kindle highlights file to Diigo.