“We learn… 10 percent of what we read, 20 percent of what we hear, 30 percent of what we see, 50 percent of what we see and hear, 70 percent of what we discuss with others, 80 percent of what we experience, and 95 percent of what we teach to someone.” – Some Chinese proverb my middle school math teacher passed down to me.
Have you ever read something interesting and just wanted to jot it down? Well I’d rather jot it down for an audience and that way I can remember things better. Why? Because more cognitive brain functions are used and therefore memory is easier to retrieve and therefore easier to retain.
“Getting an A in French class is a performance goal. Being able to speak French is a learning goal…But only one leads to mastery” – Daniel H. Pink
I major in Psychology simply because I enjoy learning it. When the amount of work I have becomes overwhelming, I don’t have time to dwell on interesting topics to the point it is ingrained in my long term memory; it is ingrained in my memory just long enough for me to take that test the next morning. I get that A, but what do I leave with? Not much. I took Astrology or whatever that class is called – Wanderers and Explorers Freshmen year. I did fine in that class, but can I recall anything I learned? Nope – not a single damn fact.
So here’s to remembering and keeping track of things. Enjoy the consolidated and easier to read insight!