“Related to your learning evidence, what have you done to make retrieving information easier or more effectiveness in class”
A strategy that I have begun to develop and am trying to test for the first time in this project is instead of studying tips, facts, and bulk information about the topic area, I am now trying to study from direct sources. For example, I have been finding debates online, then studying the different arguments and rebuttals made by both sides. This allows me to get a more in-depth understanding of the argument by observing and eventually recognizing patterns and trends, I train my mind to immediately distinguish them, and use them or argue against them if needed. This method of research requires a lot more time and patience on my part, as I need to slowly practice recognizing these patterns over and over again. In a way, it reminds me of riding a bike, you can learn how to ride a bike by reading about what you need to do with your balance, legs, etc., or you can learn the proper skills by watching people ride their bikes, learning the movements, and then slowly beginning to practice them yourself. Sure, it’s a harder, longer and more tedious process, but the end result is of higher quality, and you finish off feeling a lot more accomplished and proud of yourself.