You’ve heard of the 3 R’s – Reading, Writing and ‘Rithmetic. That’s the junior school learning that we all have to undergo. But once we’ve moved on from the first 3 R’s there’s an extra 3 R’s that enhance our learning. Many of the posts on this blog site have the extra 3 R’s in mind.
The extra 3 R’s are: Reasoning, Repetition and Recall.
Reasoning is the ability to think clearly and to see through the bluff and guff that is thrown at us all the time. If a person cannot reason well they will fall prey to the mind games and delusions of others. This site helps you reason things out by presenting clearly stated Biblical and other insights in a simple and reasoned manner. You don’t have to agree or disagree with what is posted, but the posts will stimulate your thinking and help you foster good reasoning processes.
As an instinctive teacher, Repetition and Recall are favourites of mine. Long ago I discovered that the way to master things and to lock them away for long-term access involves hearing things multiple times (that’s where Repetition comes in) and being prompted to bring something back from the back our your mind (that’s the Recall component). Good exam preparation, for example, should involve repetition, but also test questions that force the student to recall what they have learned. Spot quizzes, revision questions and similar tests are great for recall.
As I prepare various posts I am naturally inclined to remind you of things that I may have not spoken about for a while. That process prompts both repetition and recall. With the logophile, vocabulary subject, I’d like to get you doing some daily repetition and recall. The same goes for the church history posts.
That’s why I recommend that you subscribe to the daily email service built into this blog. Click the link on the lower left of the homepage and subscribe to receieve an email each time a new posting is made. Those frequent repetitions and reminders will be part of your on-going learning experience.
You’re never too old to keep learning and growing – so activate those extra 3 R’s by subscribing to the email feed of this blog.