TOEFL Essay Topic 116 - People learn in different ways. Some people learn by doing things; other people learn by reading about things; others learn by listening to people talk about things. Which of these methods of learning is best for you? Use specific examples to support your choice.
People have different ways to learn knowledge. Some people learn by doing things; other people learn by reading books; others
People have different ways to learn knowledge. Some people learn by doing things; other people learn by reading books; others learn by listening to people talk about things. As far as I am concerned, the first method – learning by doing is suitable for me. The reasons are as follows.
In the first place, I normally have a better understanding on the things that I learned by doing them. Ten years ago, after having graduated from a university, I began working for an electronical company, which manufactures color televisions. During the first several months, I just sat in my office to read the machanism of color televison on books. Those theories seems to be so abstract to me that I can only understand 30% of them. So I decided to go to the production floor to learn them again. After taking part in the procedure of manufacturtory, I was surprised that getting hold of those theories were no longer difficult to me. I obsorbed them quickly when I was making and repairing televisions.
In the second place, I can have a deeper memeory when I learn things by doing them. People always have such an experience: they remember something when picking up a book and forget it when puting down the book. Knowledge is not becoming yours by reading until you practice it. The knowledge learnt from books or from other people`s talk is just written in their RAM, e.g. erasable memory; while that learnt by doing is written in their ROM, e.g. inerasble memory.
In conclusion, I prefer learning by doing things not only because this method can help me understand things easily, but also because it can make me memorize things longer.
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