Some people summarize the content of a lecture to deepen their understanding, but I am thinking about using Wikipedia instead. Specifically, I mean finding the Wikipedia article (in my primary, non-English language) that covers the lecture material and adding any suitable content that the article does not already have. In some cases, this may mean making a new article from scratch.
I thought of several reasons that writing and editing a Wikipedia article on what you learned would be beneficial not only to other readers, but to yourself as well:
- It will be more durable to write on Wikipedia than to keep it in a paper notebook. Even more, it could be get even better by someone adding to it, or correcting errors.
- Wikipedia is usually found at the top of a google search, so it's easy to find. You don't have to flip through your notes to find it.
- Wikipedia requires references, but you can use the textbook you used in the lecture as a reference. Of course, I will be careful not to reprint the textbook or lectures as is.
While it has all these advantages, I think the only disadvantage is that it takes a lot of time. Or is there some other reason for not recommending it?