Monday, October 27, 2014
How Do You Learn?
The trainer zoomed through the various functions until my mind screamed, "overload." There was no way I could retain that much information in a short time. I'm thankful she left a booklet with instructions for each function.
In the beginning we referred to it often. Some of our staff members pick up new technology at lightning speed. They helped the rest of us nail down the features on an as-needed basis.
Knowledge in the writing arena comes much the same way for me:
1. An initial dive into the details and almost drowning.
2. Step-by-step instruction in each segment as needed.
3. Prayer for wisdom and clarity of mind.
Each one served a purpose. The first gave me an overview of the craft and the business, while the second zeroed in on specific tasks I needed to master. The most important one - prayer - gave me the understanding I needed.
I could have thrown up my hands in despair after the first step. Yet, experience has taught me to single out what I require to accomplish my daily goals.
Writers and Readers: What type of learning suits you best? Visual, hands on, written? Please share.
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Posted by Susan J. Reinhardt at 12:30 AM
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Susan: I am a combination of visual and hands on. When we got a new copier at the library where I worked, the salesperson SHOWED us how to do things ONE TIME. I felt like you did.
I guess I do a little of each, and it just depends on what I am trying to learn. Prayer is a big help, that's for sure! :)
Hi Quiet Spirit - I can empathize!
Hi Karen - Written directions are often complicated, but I guess they have to cover every scenario.
I am visual but also like to see it in words. I am the kind of 'bullet' and 'abc' learner, neatly ordered, schematic... reading out loud helps me to understand better!
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