Books and Experience Teach

Posted: April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized
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I’m taking practice SATs and here are my thoughts on an interesting essay topic they gave me. They gave me a statement that said that education comes from practical experience rather than books. In other words, actually doing something physically is the true way to learn. The statement puts the teaching ability of books below that of a good practical experience, labeling such an experience as true education.

It is true that experience is a great way to learn and retain. However, there are times when one cannot have a hands-on experience to learn from. For example, if a student is studying history, there is no way for him to go back and experience historical events so he can be educated the “right” way. In this case, books are the only way a student can get an accurate account of past events and people.

That said, there are many times when experience provides a more excellent learning experience. In many cases, nothing can replace a practical experience. One such case is if you are trying to learn how to construct something, such as a chicken coop or playhouse. You could read a lot of books that explain how to do it, but there is no replacement for actually building one for yourself. Something about physically doing something helps you remember.

In my opinion, both books and practical experience help you learn, sometimes one better than the other.

So – I’m taking my SAT in June and I hope I do well…

by Dink

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