Intro to Roam Research: Create Your First Notes

——   Created by Dan Silvestre

The Intro Course for Roam Beginners

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Roam Research is the new kid on the note-taking block but has quickly become my favorite tool for collecting and processing information.

Unfortunately, Roam has a steep learning curve and it's not easy to navigate at first.

In this class, I will teach you all the basics you need to know to make the most of Roam Research:

  • Understanding the Daily Note and what to do with it
  • Nesting Blocks so you create hierarchies of information
  • The 3 Sidebars (left, right, and top) and what to do with each one
  • Formatting text such as bolding, highlighting, and creating headers to organize your notes
  • Key Commands in Roam and the ones you should memorize to be more productive
  • How to Create a New Page (I'll show you 3 different ways to do this)
  • Linking Notes so you can start building your creativity inbox
  • Using Roam as a task manager so nothing falls through the cracks when it comes to your to-dosTasks
  • How to Reference Blocks

In less than 1 hour, you'll go from someone who never used Roam Research before to having the foundations you need to use Roam in your day-to-day.

By acquiring this skill, you'll be able to use Roam for so many use cases, such as morning pages, journaling, creating a personal CRM, using it as a Zettelkasten, and so much more.

But you can only build those if you know the basic skills.

And that's exactly what this class will teach you.

See you at the class!


  • Having a subscription to Roam Research and your first database

15 Lessons

Welcome to the Class
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Why Roam?
The Daily Note
Nesting Blocks
Understanding the Sidebars
Formatting Headers
Formatting Text
Key Commands Shortcuts
The 3 Ways to Create a New Page
How Much Should You Tag Your Notes?
Linking Notes Using the Hash
The Difference Between Square Brackets vs Hash
Task Management in Roam
How to Reference Blocks in Roam
Using Roam for Output
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About the instructor

Hi, I'm Dan!

I'm a writer and YouTuber passionate about productivity and creativity.

On my personal website, I write about personal development, productivity, self-ownership through psychology, optimization, self-education, philosophy, health, finance, and improving your thinking.

I'm working on a series of Arbington classes where I'll share my best tips on …

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