I am a student with dyslexia and would like to build a study assistant in Obsidian.
My current workflow takes a lot of time that could be better spent. Before going to class, I listen to the assigned reading (using text-to-speech software) from the digital book. Then I compare it to the lecture slides, which we receive as PDFs before the class (if the professor uploads them on time, grrrr).
I copy and paste the relevant text from the book into the notes section of the PDF slides. It takes some time, but it helps me a lot.
I always work with a main title, sub title, etc…
During the lecture, I record the audio and listen to the lecture to ensure I understand everything. I also sometimes make small notes as a simple summary of what the professor says in my own words.
Afterwards, I listen back to the lecture and combine everything into a daily journal in Obsidian.
Then, I filter what I put into Anki flashcards for review.
Now, my question is, if you cannot help me with plugins, etc. to make this process faster. I’m fairly new to Obsidian, but I believe Obsidian can help me save a lot of time. Currently, I switch between programs very often, which can be quite time-consuming.
Do the people here perhaps know how far you can go in speeding up this process? Because it involves a lot of text.
The questions I ask myself are:
Preparation for Lecture:
- Is it possible to automatically integrate what is being read to me into the PDF slides? For example, I have 60 slides, I search the text in the book that explains the slide in detail, listen to it, and highlight what I need. Can this then be summarized in Obsidian? Through listening or highlighting?
- What can I do to summarize the recorded audio in Obsidian (with or without the associated slide)?
Summarizing and Anki flashcards:
- What is the fastest way, if everything is in Obsidian per slide, to convert it into Anki flashcards, and create a linked summary?
I know it’s a lot to ask, I hope I have written it clearly and that you can help me. This could be a huge solution for me and save me a lot of stress.
It also is just realy nice, having my subjects nicely organized in Obsidian, which I can use for the rest of my life.