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Cone of Learning

Cone of Learning

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

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!

10 Tips for Novel Writing

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.

Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Reading ListCourtesy of Kipz11

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

Improving Your Own Writing

Learn From Past Art

Improving Your Own Art

Classical Studies

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