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September 16, 2004

My style of learning

Follow-up to fist day at Warwick from Alison's blog

I got through my previous degree using the "superficial" approach to work as described in the lectures. I was able to cram in information before exams, skim read texts for the relevant information for essays and usually to leave things to the last minute, as I work better under a time pressure. This approach got me through my degree well, but I haven't retained the information. I recognise things and understand subjects that other people are talking about, but I usually haven't retained the information myself to be able to join in discussions.

I would therefore say that I learn by discussing and talking about subjects. I'm looking forward to the group sessions after the lectures, as it is only by repeating ideas myself that I begin to understand them and retain ideas better. I realise that I will not be able to get through medicine in the way that I have been able to in my last degrees. I'm looking forward to joining in the discussions and being able to use and retain the information that I have learnt previously.

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  • Glad Monday was good. Hopefully you won't be doing all that much sitting around over the next 4 year… by Lara McCarthy on this entry

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