Leamnson Response paper

Topics: Knowledge, Learning, Psychology Pages: 1 (785 words) Published: October 31, 2014

In the article “learning (your first job)” the author Robert Leamnson, speaks on a lot of different points as to which I interpreted “surviving college”! Leamnson approaches subjects that every single student has ever dealt with. This me believe that every student should be reading this Article. The article is worded for a deeper and clearer understanding of what Leamnson is really trying to say so that there is no confusion in the point that he is trying to make. He makes it very clear that to learn you must understand and you must remember. In the text Leamnson sums up how to learn. He speaks of how to maintain information that you have learned. He tells us, the readers how to take notes but instead he refers to it as “making notes”. In the article Leamnson quotes that “new Knowledge depends greatly on old knowledge”. He really made us think of time and our priorities. The things we put off and say we don’t have time for are things that we simply don’t have the desire to do. Leamnson discusses the misunderstanding between studying between the teacher and the student. I like how Leamnson says the whole purpose of his writing is to help us as the student, deal with worst case scenarios. Leamnson says very clearly to Worry about your work now! He brings up the great point that all of your interest had to be learned! How can you decide you don’t like an academic subject if you have not learned it! While reading I begin to evaluate myself as a student. Am I the typical student that claims to not have enough time or the student that only studies right before the test? I know that I knew the things that Leamnson is saying to be true, however I was not applying those things to my own work habits. Many times I have felt like I have learned a topic in school but I was missing the understanding and the remembering. I was understanding the content but I was not remembering which means I had learned nothing. Without maintaining the information and remembering what...
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