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8. Studying & Learning

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What do you think is important for a testing environment? An answer sheet? The test questions (of course)? Something to write with? A quiet room?

How about having studied ahead of time?

There really is something to be said for being prepared. Obviously, people absorb information in different ways; visually, auditory, or cramming at the last second, but I like the approach of taking as many notes as possible and going back to them when I have questions. I like to fully understand material, and it takes me a little longer to do that. If I have spent a lot of thought on a subject, then watch out, because I will talk your ear off about all facets of that topic if you let me.

And I love learning something new. I don’t know everything. I won’t pretend to know everything. Heck, I even tell my students I don’t have all the answers, and if I can’t answer their question, I will try to find the answer.

What’s important is that I prepare as best as I can about a subject, and learn more as I go. Learning is a lifelong process—this why we pay people for their experience. No one hires the two year old to build a house—you get the person that has the years under their belt, that know the issues that can crop up, and have a plan in place if something should happen.

I’m not the best inventor. I’m not the best in business. I’m not the best in blogging. But I am learning as much as I can, so hopefully I will build up experience, and someday, help other people in their pursuits.

What do you like learning about? What are you studying for in life?

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