hey @brightsilence good question - like I said right now Im open to suggestions. But basically I thought it should be something that is bite-sized enough to keep ppl from getting bogged down, and something people can participate in asynchronously due to timezone issues
My own experience in reading papers has been usually with approaches like a 3-pass read, and a discussion group. For very meaty topics, sometimes I enjoy doing one initial pass, and then digging into each section methodically. But what works for me might be different from what works for others? idk yet.
When I’m really interested in a topic, my own approach is to do an initial readthrough, and as I go I notice anything that raises a question and track any terms I have’t encountered or concepts I dont understand. Then I read it through again to see if I can answer my own questions that time. I study some more, fdoing kind of a heuristic look-close/zoom-out mixture, digest the materials, and then when I feel I have got to the next level of understanding, I rewrite the paper in my own words. At that point I typically feel that I have attained a real understanding of the material.
^ Obviously my personal method is probably overkill LOL. But it got me a lot of A’s in philosophy hahah
What Im more curious about is what would be appealing to you folks in the group though!
Should we try first with the Executive Summary to work out any glitches before tackling the full whitepaper? Im totally open to ideas