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Friday, December 30, 2005

How Do I Teach Myself

Self Directed Learning (SDL); or how do I teach myself something.

A minority of people are actively engaged in trying to teach themselves.

Others would love to know more, but institutional education has destroyed their natural love of learning, and perhaps even created an aversion to learning.

I you don't want to go back to school, you may have asked -- "How do I teach myself?"

Read about the subject you want to learn. Find a magazine article or short essay about your subject.

The more you read, the easier reading becomes and the more you will enjoy reading - if you pick the reading material.

There will be blogs about what you want to learn, find them.

Only after you have enjoyed reading for a while should you pick up a book on the subject. Read it in short spurts if you wish. Put it down and find another book if that book sounds more interesting.

Once you are involved you will discover pleasure in continued research.

Perhaps the time will come when you want to blog, write an essay or an article on your subject.

Go for it.

One of the best ways to learn is to share what you know. That will inspire you to dig deeper.

If you have said "How do I teach myself"

The answer is:

Get started now.

Rediscover the pleasures of self directed learning.


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