Tuesday, 24 April 2012
The answer is simple: simply because they find the content of lecture notes (and other study materials for example textbooks, etc.) very hard to take in. This really is demotivating because students see no progress in mastering and feel the struggle and it will be...
...well, a disaster! So how are we able to help?
Maybe you have considered the easy proven fact that should you read some story, you like reading it, because you constitute your internal pictures or even movies from the plot as you read? Well, precisely the point! While in stories there are numerous concrete nouns [=words that describe people, places, objects, colors] and a lot of action verbs [words that describe what you do = action], study materials targeted at the larger education student have very few concrete and loads of abstract nouns [such as descriptions of states, intellectual concepts, and jargon regarding the topic of study] and incredibly few action-oriented, but lots of nonspecific, auxiliary, or passive verbs. The key difference is that the concrete nouns and action verbs in stories are simple for us to visualise, as the abstract nouns and compound auxiliary and nonspecific verbs in study materials don't have any pictures.
To give you an example, here's a story: I'm walking down a basic country lane. Nobody around, just me during my jeans and walking boots, squeezing a half-full bottle water during my hand. It is a nice pleasant day, birds are twittering, trees are gently whispering the rustle of their leaves. Suddenly I hear a noise in the distance. It may sound just like a motorbike or a car. And then I notice it's getting closer and closer. Before I recognize it, it whizzes past me...
Incidentally, that which was it that whizzed past you as you were imagining this while reading the excerpt above? And what color maybe it was?
And here is an extract from a study material: The dissociation process is not always effective and frequently other things should be completed to deal effectively with these types of problems. during this case, however, the procedure was extraordinarily effective there were very few repetitions of the common patterns of emotional breakdown.
Well, In my opinion I've proven the point more than enough! And, surprise, surprise, exactly the same applies to legal, corporate, and business documentation.
Just how can we assist the scholar to say no the invitation to another party and give the void time for you to studying?
visualise because the content you read as you possibly can! For abstract nouns, you can use symbols, things, places, people, and even colors. Go with whatever comes to mind first. Which will be significant for your brain - otherwise it wouldn't have come up!
Verbs are kind of easier - somehow the mind finds even the passive verb more digestible. But passive verb may be easily transformed into active verb. So convert passive to active around you can!
And once you have clusters of concepts, place them into a story. Constitute a film just like a film director - regardless of the setting and characters, so long as your mind has some visual representation of the items you're reading which makes sense to you and it is an easy anchor for retrieval.