Fang Talks

Rather Stubborn Idiot

This probably doesn’t go for everyone, but here’s how it works for me.

As some of you will know by now, I have trouble learning from books, just reading stuff until it gets stuck in my head. That’s not the way I roll. Hell, I also have trouble keeping my eyes open in class. It’s just sitting there, listening to someone talk about things you’re supposed to understand thanks to their little lecture. Sometimes you have to do an exercise or something, but that’s it. I’d rather you just drop me into deep, ice-cold water.

Okay, well, deep ice-cold water implies there’d be a lot of pressure on me as well. I don’t like that, so get that out of the picture. But then you basically have my perfect learning environment. Tell me to do x (where x is something I know nothing of), and I’ll get to work. I’ll study up, and learn as I go. I don’t have to take multiple steps to get from the “I learnt it” to the “I applied it” phase, and so stuff generally sticks better, especially since the application is directly relevant to me, instead of having to try to relate to some weird example. The fact that I’m on my own, and have to look everything up myself helps tremendously as well.

It basically is just disguising the learning progress as a fun project, but I don’t really care. It works, it’s fun, and I actually get shit done that way.
~ Fang


  • 12/03/2013 (11:24 PM)

    Same here.

    Though, there’s sometimes that moment when a fun project tips around and becomes a burden with real deadlines and money. Bah, I tend to take stuff too seriously..

  • 12/03/2013 (4:43 PM)

    I prefer to learn by actually going out and doing something. Then afterwards, going back to a book or something similar and then seeing how it can be improved. Rinse and repeat.

    And yeah, I completely forgot to mention that I only blog for fun now. I don’t make ANY money from it anymore so I’m definitely not doing it for the income.

  • 12/03/2013 (1:20 AM)

    It’s good to make learning fun. You’re more likely to do it. I think I learn okay by doing but I do need very good instructions. I can be left to set about my work, but I need some direction.

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