Uploading The Positive System Of Learning.
It makes me really sad to realize that when I was younger, I had no idea how to read. It is never taught in schools in my country. To be more specific it is but in a contrary way. Studying in Greece means oppression, passive studying, and depression. This is normally taught and this is what everybody follows. In the education system of Greece, the one that can passively repeat things as they are exactly written in the book is the only one who succeeds.
For me, this is traumatic for both “successful” and “unsuccessful” students. The successful team spends their lives thinking they have succeeded and the ones that didn’t, spend their lives thinking they haven’t. Both have lost and anyone with an open eye can see the consequences of this “idea” in society.
It took me 12 years to reconstruct my brain. I used to grab the book, start writing on a notebook everything so as to memorize it as a Christian pray. Of course, this couldn’t happen to dozens of books that I had to read in a school year. Honestly, I felt pain in my heart when I realized that the education system oppressed this attitude even to the lesson of Greek Philosophy. They literally killed the philosophy hours. And this is a crime against the human mind.
In philosophy, a person is taught the way to think for themselves, not what to think exactly and memorize the names of the people that told the quote. This is not just a failure, this is a crime against kids’ minds.
So, we need to learn to use our minds as we do with computers. We don’t use discs from the 00’s today right? We don’t upload programs and data from the ’90s because they are old and they don’t work.
Remove the passive learning program that was uploaded in your mind when you were innocent and upload consciously the active way of reading, learning for yourself and comprehending things. It is the only precious gift to ourselves.
I think it is better for you to read the previous articles first so as to have a good start.
Each step mentioned in the Series “Learn How To Learn is an offspring of research for myself and hundreds of methods of failure that cost me years, money and pride. I hope it will be of some help for anyone that wants help and information about learning and escaping the system scam and “common way of thinking”.
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Four Ways To Help Your Brain Learn Easier
Either you are currently a student or a person that wants to learn all the time, there are some techniques that will…
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Learn How to Learn Day 4
Uploading the positive system of learning. The one that helps your mind bloom as a beautiful garden in the spring. No stress, no negativity.
While studying, it’s good to develop the habit of taking notes: that way you are not only consuming, but actively processing all the information.
1.Read first, write later. If you start writing too soon, you don’t yet know the main topics, and you don’t know how the bits of information in the text are interrelated. So if you start writing too soon, what do you think will happen to your summary? Well, you will probably write down too much. So before you start your TC summary, take the time to read a complete section. A complete section could be one or more paragraphs, a part of a chapter, or even an entire chapter.
2. Find your own logical structure. It’s important to allow yourself the freedom to let go of the structure of the original text. What is logical for you? For example, the chapter you are reading is about archaeological findings in southern Europe. The chapter describes what was found in France and then what was found in Portugal. You might find it more useful to structure your notes not by country but by time period.
Or, imagine you are reading about epistemology, the study of knowledge. The chapter describes two theories, rationalism and empiricism. It can give you more insight to use a table to depict this, even though the original book does not use a table. In addition to tables, you can also use flow charts, graphs, diagrams, pie charts, or timelines. For more information on how to use each of these, check out the document attached to this video step. 3. Make use of visual cues. As your brain deals better with pictures than with texts, the more you can visualize, the better. If you can replace a word with a simple symbol, just do it.
3. Make use of visual cues. As your brain deals better with pictures than with texts, the more you can visualize, the better. If you can replace a word with a simple symbol, just do it. It’s easier for your brain to recognize a symbol than it is to read a word. The right is also a little quicker to write. Visuals make a Topic-Comment summary more appealing, then, therefore, easier to remember. You can shorten the text further. Make sure that the symbols and icons you are using are quick to make and easy to recognize. Please beware “don’t overdo this”. Do not make this a final paper for the Art Academy. That would be really time-consuming and defeat the purpose.
4. Watch out with bullet points. What I learned from many times that I wasted studying in a passive way, is that we should be aware of the amount of the bullet points we use. Bullet points make reading facts much easier, but they don’t give us an extra clue. It would be better to use symbols, as we mentioned before. For example + for advantages and — for disadvantages. Or whichever symbol that pictures the meaning better in our minds. Symbols are more brain-friendly than bullet points.
5. Keep your Topic Comment clean and organized. That needs practicing for people like me, who are a mess in their minds. We need to learn to use the whole page, do not cram, make it as attractive, and clear as possible. You can omit things such as things you already know or examples. Avoid copying texts literally unless you need to be able to reproduce it literally, for example, a definition. But even then, you can refer to the book.
I would love to see some points of view bellow, some may not agree with it or have written or read something else. I would love to see it. This way I will learn more.
We need to share what we learn. We need to share what we know. This is why the Internet was invented by our precious scientists.