you write how you read
In my other life, the life of my job, I have to maintain software certifications on professional creative production software. This involves annual tests of my knowledge of the software. This involves training and retraining on that software – I don’t use all features of each application as a user, but am expected to know all features of that software. This involves reading lots of user manuals.
Spending a lot of time with clearly-written plain language explanations of complex software really helps my art writing. I don’t think I’ve used the word ‘notion’ in over a year.