As common as it is for people to share the results of their learning process, you will ultimately absorb more by making it personal. The more you tailor to yourself, the more meaning it has, the more you will study, the more you will remember, the more you will learn.
- Other people's book notes may help illuminate the key points, but the comprehension benefit is in reading and expressing in your own terms.
- Other people's music transcriptions make it possible to play a song immediately, but most of the ear training benefit is in making it myself.
- Other people's flashcard decks give me a pre-existing course to follow, but the benefit of directly engaging with the subject is in writing your own cards.
Organize information should not be dismissed as a mere re-arrangement of ideas. Breaking something apart and putting back together in your own way clarifies your mental model.