Learning More Vocabularies Using My Own Open Source Software

Every day we learn vocabularies that are unfamiliar to us, and soon forget about them as our memory naturally fades away. In the very moment of looking up a word’s definition, there is a vague sense of confidence that we have firmly grasped the meaning of the new word. However, at that moment our relationship with the new vocabulary is at its most vulnerable.

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Being Productive Does Not Make You Learn

Being productive does not make us learn more. We merely have a tendency to correlate productivity with learning because we live in environments that continually encourage us to be productive for the supposed good of our own.

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The Myth of Learning By Writing Code

It seems that the we have an odd tendency of glorifying the act of “getting our hands dirty” when it comes to learning programming. Perhaps when we aspire to a higher mastery in programming, we naturally look to pay its cost in a form of our struggle. However what really matters in learning is not our mere act of writing programs, but our willingness to give clear form to vague concepts. »

I Wrote Down Everything I Learned While Programming for a Month

As engineers we live in a culture that celebrates learning. Many of us seem to be in a constant haste to learn more. But just how much are we really learning every day? Without measuring how effective we are at learning, the culture that creates a buzz for learning might well be doing nothing more than giving us an ill-conceived sense of accomplishment that we can use to feel good about ourselves.

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