What makes a good learner?
Learning is one of the greatest parts in our life when we are in school days, and even after the graduation we step into society, we still need to learn new knowledge to adapt to the work life. As everyone knows, learning is critical way to stay open-minded and keep our minds healthy as we grow older. However, even with the great benefit that learning promises, there are few of us are able to become good learners successfully. So how can be defined as an effective learner? I asked one of my friends who had unique perspective on this problem and he told me that a good learner must fulfill the following conditions.
Fist, a good learner must be cultivated a spirit of doubting. Before it was proven the earth was round, it was well-known truth that it was ...view middle of the document...
We always schedule a time for learning in our daily life. However, a good learner, instead of scheduling the time of learning, they prefer to schedule the quantity of learning. For example, if one plan to read three chapters of a book within one day then just does it, he or she does not need to care how much time it will cost. As long as one can memorize and absorb the new knowledge, he or she should get rid of distractions like notebook and cell phone and focus our attention on learning goals until we finish it no matter how much the time it would spend.
The third creed is to repeat, repeat, and repeat. This one can not get enough attention by many people except good learners. We build and maintain connections in our long-term memory over time. In order to really mastering a specific skill, there is no other secret of success but to put in the time to review and practice. As an old saying the repetition is the mother of memorizing. A good learner may be not a genius, and he or she also would forget what has learned. But the difference between good learners and other people is effective repetition for learning.
As we just mentioned, learning takes time, it takes repetition and practice. Successful learners also stick to it. Most people can understand the idea of lifelong learning, but few of us really commit to making a regular, focused part of our lives. Perseverance means setting clear goals for your plan what to learn, how you plan to go about it, and how long it will take.
In conclusion, scientific learning methods contribute to a good learner. And it is not reachless for us because the qualities of good learners are not difficult to have. Nonetheless, some established methods can not meet everyone’s demand, only one can find his or her own ways to learn, can the result be effective and satisfied.