Cone of Learning
I took one look at this and everything made sense.
I first saw this picture, ever, in the book Increase Your Financial IQ by Robert T. Kiyosaki on page 183. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
People learn differently, everybody knows that, but not everyone knows why some people have difficulty. I have always been good at art because it was something we learned as we worked. Also, the teacher didn’t just talk; they talked and demonstrated.
I never really did well in a class that had us talk and take notes. Participation was key, depending upon the class and whether or not I cared about what I was learning.
But lectures bored me and I only remembered what I read if I was interested (which is how most people are, I would think). To the people who can remember whatever, kudos.
But, a word of advice, I found, adding a picture to the words tended to help. Here’s the math I have in my head: we remember 30% of the pictures we see and 10% of what we read. If you have a picture next to the words, that’s a 40% chance you’ll remember what it is that you are looking at.
I mean, it makes sense.
They have a combination on the list: we remember 50% of what we hear and see, which is why many people are able to remember the words in movies and why I did so well in art classes. Why I still do well in art classes.
I was, am, good at English because I love to read and the more interesting it is, the more likely I am to remember.
What do you all think? Comment!
A New Addition to the Reading List
Allow me to introduce to you Jane Smiley’s 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel. I was trying to make it a habit to only post books I had read, but I felt this book could be an exception to the rule. It was a book recommended to me by my college professor, but I didn’t get the chance to read it because, to be completely honest with you, I forgot about it. I have decided to put this book into the Improving Your Own Writing section of the reading list and the Become Empowered Bookstore, in case you’re curious.
I found this book’s title written in the column of my old college notes. It was written beside my notes for novel writing (which I put into a post called 10 Tips for Novel Writing).
If you read it, let me know what you think!
- A New Addition to the Reading List (titansmonria21.wordpress.com)
10 Tips for Novel Writing
1. You need to write every day so as not to lose the story.
1a. You must move forward every day even if you are revising as you go.
2. Start figuring out the structure of the novel as soon as possible.
3. You won’t start getting into your book until you are at 20,000 words – the commitment has been made; things start to make sense.
4. Always keep your focus on the sentences, paragraphs, and the scene being written, not on what you will write.
4a.Don’t look too far back or too far ahead.
4b. Know where you’re going, but pretend not to look at it.
5. Beautiful writing and intense intelligence can always salvage a plot.
6. “This is the last book you will write.”
7. You must treat your minor characters as well as you treat your major characters.
8. It’s okay if you do not accomplish what you tried to accomplish.
8a. If the story must die, let it.
9. Respect readers’ intelligence, life experiences, and time.
10. Feel more.
Have any questions? Comment.
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Below, I have put together a little reading list compiled from the books I read while in college along with some I read on my own. There are also some books that were recommended to me by Empower Network.
I did this because one cannot be efficient if they have not yet learned from the past. It shall be updated as often as I am able.
I took time one day to go through Amazon.com and find these books at the lowest prices I could find. If you wish to purchase any of these books, click their titles. It will take you straight there.
Does anyone else have any ideas?
Learn From Other Writers
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Unabridged Edgar Allen Poe
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories by Ben Marcus
- Seven Novels by Jane Austen (this book includes all of her novels)
- The Norton Anthology of American Literature (Shorter Seventh Edition) by Nina Baym
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Single-Volume Edition) by Stephen Greenblatt
- The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volumes D-F: The Romantic Period through the Twentieth Century and After, 8th Edition by Stephen Greenblatt
Improving Your Own Writing
- Hypnotic Writing by Joe Vitale
- Language Myths by Laurie Bauer
- The 3 A.M. Epiphany by Brian Kiteley
- A Pocket Style Manual by Diana Hacker
- 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley
- Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich
- Writing Poetry by Chad Davidson and Gregory Fraser
- The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols by Adele Nozedar
- The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry, Shorter Edition (with Poetry 21 CD-ROM) by Jay Parini
- How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster
- The Writer’s Idea Book 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Develop Great Ideas for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Screenplays by Jack Heffron
Learn From Past Art
- Art across Time Volume One/Edition 4
- Critical Perspective on Art History/Edition 1
- Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends / Edition 3
Improving Your Own Art
- Basic Photography 01: Composition by David Präkel
- The Ultimate Field Guide to Photography by National Geographic
- The Iliad by Homer
- The Odyssey by Homer
- Tacticus: Annals Book 1 edited by N.P. Miller
- Metamorphoses by Ovid
- The Early History of Rome by Livy
- The Rise of the Roman Empire by Polybius
- Fall of the Roman Republic by Plutarch
For Internet Marketing/Expanding And Empowering The Mind
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- Increase Your Financial IQ by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- Selling 101: What Every Successful Sales Professional Needs to Know by Zig Ziglar
- Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
- Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
- Women’s Lives: Multicultural Perspectives
Does anyone else have any ideas?
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