October 10 Notes

  • conversations are engaging and they keep us focused
  • arguments help us to understand a deeper meaning
  • listening to others can teach us info
  • brain absorbs more when it sees things vertically
  • memorize v. learn
  • revision on a paper should take at least twice as long as the initial draft
  • participation changes us: gives us confidence, and risk
  • when people claim to know what we’re thinking, we’re happy when they’re right
  • to change the world: start with words
  • scholarship is attentiveness
  • writing, reading, thinking, and talking create:
    • new info
    • understanding
    • listening
    • learning language
    • new knowledge

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