Learning while reading can seem like a very long process, but the thing is that it can be more than efficient. If you are the type of person that is visual learning type, then this should be the process of learning for you. If you write down things while you are in the classroom, you will prevent your thoughts to wander. This way you will force yourself to listen to your teacher or professor.
The first thing about writing down is the fact that you have to be aware that this should be done in your sentences. Don’t write down everything that your professor says you have to learn how to separate important of ignorant. This way you will practically learn while you are writing. You will be more concentrated, and you will learn to adopt information instantly. It is often advisable to rewrite everything that you have written in purpose to memorize what you heard during the class. If you of this you will make your notebook, you will be able to remind yourself in the future whenever you want. If you want to profound your lecture you can read some related contents. The point of this process is to read a lot and memorize only the most important. The quality of things learned this way is better and permanent.
There is a very strong relation between reading and writing, and they shouldn’t be taught separately. These two abilities are a story about chicken and egg; it is hard to tell which is older or important. The connection between these two abilities is very strong; we can say that reading has a major role in writing. If you practice your writing skills, you will at the same time improve your reading skills. This is especially important for younger children who want to develop phonic skills and phonemic awareness. This will help them to learn how to enhance their vocabulary in the most natural way. They can apply their knowledge by using practical language.
Reading and writing are very important, and they can be considered as a key to a successful future. There are so many writing practice programs that can help you to improve your writing skills. You can take it online or in person; it’s up to you. There isn’t a good writer without previous reading. If you don’t read, you will never be able to improve your vocabulary. The choice of your vocabulary will determinate your language skills, that is if you read a lot of economics books your vocabulary is going to be based on economics terms.
The most important thing about learning, while reading, is motivation. The motivation depends on the content. If you are interested in the content of the books you are going to learn faster and to intake information very rapidly. Sometimes this depends on the teacher and the way of how interprets his subject. If the teacher can relate the children with the subject, then no subject will be boring.
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Learning is about making some strategy and organizing yourself better. There is a whole literature on the Internet that can help you to learn faster and more efficiently. If you are the one that likes learning by reading or writing, you should use some of the following advice.
If you wonder what is the best possible way for intake of information, then you should try to use lists or headings, library, dictionaries and so on. Nowadays there is a lot of talk about how children have a problem with learning. The thing is in a wrong approach. Children exclude a research, which is one of the most important of learning. A research is a product of curiosity, and if we are not curious, that means that we are not interested enough in something. Some students can’t learn without a highlighter, which is natural because there are so many types of students, and it is easier to memorize when everything is underlined. Sometimes it is very good to make headlines while you are studying. This way you are making associations that are going to help you to remember the rest of the lesson.
How many times have you heard about SWOT analyses? This is not just a tool that is used in economics; it can be applied to so many different areas of our lives. If you organize yourself, you won’t let yourself end up in tears one day before the exam. Using these analyses you will be able to make a good plan that can help you to finish everything on time without any delay. This way you will be able to predict all possible problems. If it needs, you should make diagrams or graphs. Try to predict all the possible obstacles that you can run into. This way you will prepare yourself to overcome it easier and faster.
The last level of your learning should be performing of your knowledge, and you can check it in so many various ways. You can take an exam or simple test yourself. Before you do this, you should practice with multiple choice questions, this way you will learn how not to get confused. Try to compare similar answers and to learn how to make the difference between them. No matter how long you were studying if you mix similar things that mean that you didn’t learn enough. Avoid learning definitions because they are sometimes written in a too complicated language. Try to learn with understanding. Try to explain it in your head in your language. If you can’t explain it simply, that means that you don’t understand it at all. Learning something that you don’t understand means that you are going to forget it very soon and fastest than you thought. If you want to know when the right time to stop is learning, you should look at your comportment. If you feel insecure, that means that your knowledge is not good enough.
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Starting with the first inventions of writing systems, in the fertile valleys of Mesopotamia, all the way to modern times and modern writing systems of the world of information technologies, writing has been one of the most important, if not the defining feature of civilization.
History of writing starts in the ancient state of Sumer situated between Tigris and Euphrates rivers, what nowadays roughly corresponds to the modern countries of Iraq, Syria and Kuwait. This is the place where the oldest written accounts of language, specifically ancient Sumerian, were found. These texts were compiled somewhere in the 26th century BC, similar to the proto-hieroglyphics of Egypt. Later civilizations of Mesopotamia developed their writing systems several centuries later – the Akkadians, the Elamite and the Hurrian civilizations.
However, writing systems were not developed only here and then „exported “throughout the known world. They were developed independently, although this opinion is debated, in a few locations around the globe. General opinion within the scholarly community is that writing systems originated, besides Mesopotamia, where the oldest accounts are found, in ancient China, somewhere around 1200 BC, and in Mesoamerica, around 600 BC. The debate centers on the fact whether the writing systems were developed completely independently or they are the consequence of „cultural diffusion“. This means that the concept of written language was carried around the world by traders who have come or have visited a civilization that had mastered the skill of literacy.
For example, there are some evidence that the idea of writing came to Mesopotamia from Egypt, based on the noted similarities in concepts between the hieroglyphics and the Mesopotamian writing systems. Some sources date the Egyptian hieroglyphics to as early as 3400 BC.
On the other hand, Chinese characters, which were developed independently, according to most scholars, because the Chinese civilization did not have contact with the civilizations of the Near East and because of the great differences between the writing systems, have been around since 1200 BC when they were, allegedly, invented by Cangjie.
The first Mesoamerican writing systems (Olmec, Zapotec, Isthmian scripts) were developed much later, in the 6th century BC. Today, the most famous writing system of the early American civilizations and the one considered the most developed, is the Mayan script, with the earliest inscriptions dating from 200-300 BC.
Debates continue to endure concerning some other scripts which have not been deciphered yet and is not known whether these are truly systems of writing or simply proto-writing or sign systems. These include the Indus Valley script, the Rongorongo script of the Easter Island and some others.
Early of these writing systems, which had its origins in proto-writings like Jiahu symbols found on tortoise shells in Jiahu in North China and dated around 6600 BC, Vinča signs of the Vinča culture in Central and Southeastern Europe and dated around 5500 BC, and the aforementioned Indus script dated at around 3200 BC, were later developed into a true, modern writing systems, often called phonetic systems which most of the languages today use, with some exceptions
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