I like to learn new things, but only if it's something that I want to learn. Preferably I like to read about it first and then give it a shot, but I don't mind just doing it right off the bat. So long as I tell myself that it's worth remembering, I'll remember it.
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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The States
Learning stuff is fun! I like finding out new things by reading, either in books or the Internet -- these days the Internet is more likely simply because I don't read much anymore. :(
I wish I could say I was constantly learning new and interesting things but I'm not. Mostly small and useless facts from the Internet. The more simple/useless the fact, the higher chance I have of remembering it down the road, it seems. :p
I love to learn. Especially things regarding science and history. I'll learn anyway that's possible. It's usually by researching something on the internet, or stumbling across something that catches my attention. I'm pretty good at retaining what I learn, but If I stop using it for awhile I usually forget a lot about it.
I'm better at learning through experience than I am by book, because by experience, if I need to draw back on information about something, I can recall the experience and remember what happened during that. With books, I have a hard time recollecting things I learned unless I study it. I have a terrible memory, I think. Because of that, I'd rather learn from experience.
I am better at learning from experience that from a book. My memory is ok, but I just can not remember anything from reading it in a book. As for learning new things maybe if I feel if it will improve my life.
I love learning. I find it fun and fulfilling. I love reading about things I am interested in and I love taking classes. I am probably going to be in college forever because I never want to stop learning.
I learn by reading and writing things down. That is the best way I remember things.
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Join Date: Feb 2011
I like learning through either book or experience. I'm great at learning through repetition, but I'm happy to learn any way somebody is willing to teach me. I have an awesome memory so it all sticks like **** to a blanket
Learning new things is interesting. I learn best by doing stuff rather than just following directions, especially if someone tells them to me vocally. I have a problem where my brain does not porcess what I hear correctly, so I need things written down. I am a good hands on learner though, it sticks with you more.
I like to learn things that are best learned from books, like learning new words and experiencing really good writing so I can glean good writing techniques. I'm better at learning skills and activities by actually doing them though.
I'm piss-poor at retention for so many things though. My mind is like a sponge - it can absorb a lot, but it's full of holes.
How keen are you to learn new things?
I enjoy keeping my brain sharp, and learning is one of the many ways that I can do that
Do you prefer to learn by book, or experience?
I prefer to learn by experience. I'd much rather try something and fail, then learn from that. How good are you at retaining what you have learned? Hehe, I'm a bit forgetful, so people often mistake for being an airhead ¬_¬
If the general idea of whatever it is appeals to me, then I'll take steps to learn whatever it might be. But almost always by experience. I find it difficult personally to learn anything fron a book, I need to see it acted out in person. As for how good I am at retaining whatever I learned, again, it deals with how much it interests me. If I learn it, and still find it interesting, it'll stay in my head for a while. If it's something I don't like, or something I learn I don't like, then don't be surprised it I go "huh?" within a day or two.