G3 Course Notes Guidelines for Students
These notes are intended for those who have lost, or perhaps have never been helped to master, the art of studying. As with all things, there are techniques which will make a difference to your work, possibly the difference between success and failure.
To learn is to add new information to your existing store of knowledge. That part is often the easiest; we actually store all our experiences in life in our subconscious. That information will be of little use to you unless you are able to retrieve it for use when required. Forgetfulness is actually the inability to recall stored information.
A certain amount of forgetfulness is vital to sanity. We do not need all our memories. The ‘trick’ of study is to differentiate. If you start by thinking of your subconscious as a filing cabinet with three drawers, one is used for immediate impressions and sorting out what is necessary and what can be relegated to the depth of memory. You will be able to recall most of these at will until they have been re-filed into either the middle drawer, used for accessible memory, or the bottom drawer, used for non-important information – a dumping-ground, according to their relative importance to you.
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