Why do we need education – for knowledge or for the opportunity to get a job? This issue is still controversial, although some point of view is popular in society. On the one hand, people think that the University should “teach to learn” — to give the student General skills that will help him find the necessary information on their own and critically perceive what he sees and hears. On the other hand, University knowledge should be beneficial, and a person should understand why it is useful to him and how in life.
We all dream of being able to effectively gaining knowledge when doing nothing. No, not nothing at all, but nothing in comparing with hard studying – which means no long hours of reading, writing boring papers, and doing other things that students hate so much. This would make students’ lives much easier. It seems hard from the first sight, but might be easier than buy a phd dissertation. In this article, we are going to talk about how to still gain knowledge without learning something.
Set The Goals And Develop Healthy Habits
Put yourself even a small goal. Some great movie once a week, one interesting book a month. We have 168 hours in a single week – two of them could be spent on Peter Greenaway, not risking to fall out of the global network.
What should you do? To be able to watch one great movie a week, it is best to choose a specific day — for example, invite friends to you and arrange a film show every Saturday. To read minimum one book a month, you need to teach yourself to read before going to bed for 20 or 30 minutes. It is simple and will help you to learn something every day.
Install educational apps on your phone and upload a couple of audiobooks. Someday you will get tired of driving in the subway or standing in line in silence, and you will taste something of it.
What do you need to do? Buy real paper books and read them — then, looking at the cover, it will be much easier to memorize what it was about than push, turning over in my head the same page e-book. And after that, little notes on the margins are the next step, and hence the probability to memorize as much as possible is pretty higher.
If you pay for a course or a book, it is likely that you will take advantage of it. With some people, this, however, does not work, so do not go broke.
Optimize Surfing Web And Get Interested In The Context
Each of us watches some useless stuff from time to time. If you run into watching the show of eight seasons — watch its health benefits and language. Resist when friends invite you to the premiere in the cinemas for mortals with ungodly dubbing. Start with French movies with French subtitles (if you study French, for example), but most importantly, do not miss the time when it’s time to quit with subtitles. Start learning new languages.
Almost everything is already invented before you and it is not necessary to reinvent the wheel. Read biographies, reviews and take an interest in history – with this approach, two hours spent on a good movie will definitely benefit. Try to systematize and to add up any received information in the uniform picture — eventually, everything exists in a context, and only when you understand this context, knowledge acquires the real sense. That is why you should avoid all sorts of “interesting facts”. No matter how you amuse yourself with the thought that you will learn something new, it is just fast food for the brain, which is not even digested.
Try Something New And Look For Allies
Once a month instead of an evening at the bar, arrange yourself something like that: try to draw, if you have not done that since school, go to a language club to talk to strangers or learn how to play the musical instrument, playing a melody from Adventure Time on some accessible tool or dance!
Don’t you like to be ashamed letting down your allies? Ask them to wake you, to take you places and help with homework, often tell about your intentions – at some point, something of the behavior will have to be implemented.
Make Lists And Use New Technologies
Be sure to keep on hand a list of everything you would like to read, watch and try. Planning is always a good thing when you strive to gain knowledge. In boring evenings, you will choose something from this list, without rushing like a frightened cat, in search of some entertainment.
Many people find it more interesting to read a book in a foreign language with an app that recognizes a person’s speech. This will make the process quite engaging. It is fun to act like agent Cooper coming in contact with Diana from time to time.
Your goal – not to distract from the whole thing and begin to say sentences like “my cat is very fat”, listening while it dutifully translates everything.