Drop by drop the snow pack dies, watering the arid lands below.
The January 13, 2014 prompt for "Blogging Circle of Friends Prompt Forum" is
Whats your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one?
Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?
I learn better by repeating the information over and over or writing it down several times while repeating it. This may be why I had so much trouble with certain classes in school because I didn't find my learning style until later in life. It helps If I can take notes during a lecture it helps or while reading a book, but not as much as repeating the material aloud while taking notes.
I didn't discover my learning style until after I became a Baha'i. In fact, it was a year or so after I declared my belief in Baha'u'llah that I discovered it. I had been reading the morning and evening prayer aloud, from the prayer book, when it dawned on me one day that I had memorized the prayers. I still read the prayers aloud periodically to make sure I haven't forgotten the words, but most of the short prayer I say everyday I have learned. I've even memorized one of the longer prayers by doing this.
Thinking back over my life, I should have know this because when I was a child I memorized Psalms 23 and the Lord's Prayer by reading them aloud over several weeks. I can still repeat both or parts of both on the spur of the moment. I have to think a bit to repeat the entire 23rd Psalms, but not the Lord's Prayer (at least most of the time). All though, I think it's good idea to have a copy of the scriptures with me when I talk to someone about them because memory is fickle thing especially in a conversation when it becomes necessary to repeat the words exactly and not paraphrase them.