Multiple ways of learning

Modern Ekalavya Learning Technique 7 — Changing learning style

Learning a new subject and not getting anywhere can be very frustrating. We have all been in this situation. Why do we fail to grasp a topic while others were easy to understand?

Many times a learning method cannot work for different subjects. For example, you cannot do a fitness training for a running race and expect to perform well in a game of football. Both of them have different training routines.

Different people learn by different methods. No one size fits all learning method. Various subjects could be absorbed better and faster by different ways. Learning is highly dependant on your retention and learning capacity. If you keep experimenting different styles, you may come across a method that works best for difficult subjects.

For example, when it comes to algorithms or logic, I prefer writing it down and exploring it on pen and paper. It works better than coding or practising using the laptop. I feel there are many distractions I need to fight if I use a laptop. And when it comes to book reading, I prefer writing notes for topics that I want to internalise. Other books which are easy reads, I prefer listening to them while driving to work.

You won’t get to a suitable your style quickly. However, if you learn to identify at which point your grasping capacity is reducing, you can try out a new method and experiment. With a few tries, you will quickly recognise which process works and what does not. For learning future subjects, you will know what learning methods can help you immediately understand.


Originally published at F X NIKEE.

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