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by Ron Kurtus
Each day readers send in questions and feedback concerning the various lessons in the School for Champions website. A total of 18 letters have been answered.
|Thanks for resources||Resources||USA|
|Broken link on page||Resources||Malaysia|
|Want to become a more knowledgeable person.||General||UK|
|How is listening important to a student?||Listening||India|
|What causes structural imperfection?||General||Nigeria|
|What are the characteristics of knowledge?||Epsitemology||Zimbabwe|
|How to be a success with knowledge||General||India|
|I want to learn||General||Afghanistan|
|I want to be smart||General||USA|
|How can we know what we know is correct?||Epsitemology||Kenya|
|Relationship between epistemology and education||Epsitemology||Nigeria|
|The best way of gaining knowledge||Reading||Nigeria|
|Wants to remember what is heard||Listening||Pakistan|
February 24, 2017
I was just reading your website on Knowledge Resources. Thanks for sharing that, I learned a lot.
Also, if you're open to suggestions, I think the article below would be a great addition to your list of learning.
How To Study Effectively - Study Tips & Study Skills.
Yes, I wrote it myself. As a teacher, I devote myself to researching study skills. I wish to help every learner all over the world.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. Waiting for your review.
Tommy - USA (27903)
Thanks for resources
November 27, 2016
Thanks for putting together your "Knowledge Resources" page . I was happy to come across it while looking for helpful study resources. I wanted to let you know that unfortunately one epistemology link is broken though. I assume you may want to take it down when you have a spare minute.
SuperSummary (http://www.supersummary.com) is another great site you may want to include. They have in-depth study guides on a variety of contemporary novels (including many newer books that aren't covered by the older study guide sites.) I think your visitors would find it to be a valuable addition to your page.
Let me know what you think. Hope you have a great day!
Julianna - USA (27507)
Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I update the Resource page and included some additional resources, including SuperSummary.
I also added it to Good Grades Resources and Fiction Writing Resources.
Broken link on page
October 29, 2016
I was browsing http://www.school-for-champions.com/knowledge/resources.htm when I noticed a broken link on the page.
The linking text is Epistemology Introduction, it can be found under section Philosophy of knowledge, and it displayed an error when I clicked on it.
Also, may I suggest the link http://www.effectivestudy.org/ to be added as a resource under section Learning? It contains study techniques that will help students to learn better, and I believe School for Champions students will find it useful.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Edward - Malaysia (27425)
Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I corrected it, as well as added some other resources, including your suggested Effective Study link.
Best wishes for success in your endeavors.
Want to become a more knowledgeable person.
June 12, 2016
i would like to become a more knowledgeable person.
kelly - UK (27075)
Wanting to be more knowledgeable gives you a head-start over the average person.
Being curious and observant are important in gaining knowledge. Consider things you are interested in and study and read about them until you become well-versed in the subject. This can lead to other areas of interest.
Reading is the best way to be more knowledgeable. But it is also good to be able to express your knowledge and apply it.
I hope these ideas help. Best wishes in becoming a more knowledgeable person. I am sure you will succeed.
How is listening important to a student?
September 3, 2015
Will it help the other students to gain knowledge through their support? Give simple reason to support your answer.
- India (26355)
Students gain knowledge through reading, observing, and listening to what is said. Those are the ways information is communicated to the student.
What causes structural imperfection?
March 23, 2015
what causes structural imperfection
momoh - Nigeria (25848)
Structural imperfection usually concerns imperfections or tiny defects in crystalline materials, where perfections is very important. This can cause the material to be structurally weak.
However, the expression can also apply to written works that are well-done but have grammatical or structure errors.
In an case, care must be taken to avoid any defective material from entering the process.
What are the characteristics of knowledge?
March 8, 2015
what are the characteristics of knowledge
sailas - Zimbabwe (25815)
The most important characteristic of knowledge is non-rivalry, which means that one person’s use of an idea does not preclude another person using it at the same time.
Another important characteristic of knowledge is the inability to exclude others from using it, though the degree of excludability will vary according to a number of factors.
Knowledge is also characterised by a dependence on past knowledge, by uncertainty, and by long lags before practical application.
See Characteristics of Knowledge for details.
How to be a success with knowledge
March 31, 2014
if I have less mind then how can I work and how to use our knowledge and become success and get respect from others.
I hope, Your tips & Advice to open my eyes.
sanjeev - India (24827)
Knowledge concerns facts you know, as well as skills you have learned. Many facts come from simply being observant and paying attention to things going on around you. You do not need to be extremely intelligent to gain knowledge.
Consider the things you like to do and what you are good at. Doing those things will help you be a success.
One important area is to observe other people, how they do things, and how they act. Dealing with others is important in succeeding.
If you use your knowledge to do what you enjoy and are good at, plus to bring value to others, they will come to respect you.
Best wishes on your success. I know you have the potential to be a champion.
I want to learn
June 28, 2012
I wanto learn
sanaullah - Afghanistan (22748)
There is so much a person can learn in their life. That is what makes you grow and allows you to get a good job.
Feel free to go through our lessons on areas of interest. They will give you a start on learning. Also read books and other sources of information.
Best wishes on your learning. You have a good start.
April 7, 2011
Being knowledgeable is the first step in becoming skilled and then confident. It is one of the 5 Powers of a Champion.™ It means you are aware of your surroundings, you remember and understand things you learn and you know how to perform various related tasks. But achieving that goal can be a challenge due to outside forces and your own destructive attitude.
You benefit from gaining knowledge and applying that knowledge as a skill. You become confident or sure of yourself when confronted with problems. Being treated by others as a knowledgeable or skilled person is a great reward and motivator. The thirst for knowledge is a driving force among all great men and women.
The mission of these free online lessons is to encourage you to overcome the challenges and to give you a start at improving your knowledge and skills. It is also useful for those who want to become educators. If you have any questions, send us an email.
gagu - India (21446)
Yes, that is the general description we have for out Knowledge section. We will be adding more lessons and details on the study of Knowledge in the near future.
I want to be smart
January 11, 2011
i want to be smart
alicia - USA (21006)
That is a good start to want to be smart. Enjoy studying and look toward achieving your goal at becoming a smart person.
How can we know what we know is correct?
August 23, 2010
my question is: how can we know what we know is correct
emanuel - Kenya (20277)
The more evidence there is on something, the closer it becomes a fact. However, it is still an opinion, because there may be some unknown item that is an exception.
For example, everyone you know may agree that grass is green. However, someone can show you some grass that has turned brown or yellow. Thus, it is better to say the the grass is green most of the time.
You can say, "From what I know and the facts I have, this item is correct." That will allow the possibility that there may be some exception.
Relationship between epistemology and education
July 26, 2010
Thanks a lot for the information.I'm a student of philosophy in the faculty of education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.I was given an assignment on this question-what is d relationship between epistemology and education. pls help me 2 day.
Eunice - Nigeria (20126)
Epistemology concerns the theory of knowledge. It is a branch of philosophy concerned with what knowledge is and how it is acquired. On the other hand, education is the practical application of epistemology, using one or more of the theories of knowledge acquisition, such as empiricism, rationalism, or constructivism.
The best way of gaining knowledge
June 27, 2010
i want to know the best way of gaining knowledge upon numerous point of acquiring knowledge
etop - Nigeria (19976)
Paying attention and observing is a major way that children gain knowledge. This is also important for adults, where you need to be curious and want to learn more about the things around you.
With this curiosity, you can get more out what you read, because you want to understand it and look further into the information.
The Internet allows you to go beyond reading only books, as it opens up knowledge from others all around the world.
Still, a good teacher--whether in school or a wise person--is valuable in providing you with knowledge.
Wants to remember what is heard
February 10, 2008
i like your website....i appreciate everyone concerned to this site...and also admit that listening to others,radio and making conversation to others is a best way to gain knowledge....but im having a problem...i always does so mentioned in your site ...but my memory is quite weak which is why i am unable to keep all the knowledge in my mind....please suggest me how i should make my memory strong...i shall be grateful...thanks a lot
farhan - Pakistan (15322)
Although you can gain information through listening to teachers, listening to the radio and talking to others, you can often forget much of what is said after a short while. It is good to take notes and write down your thoughts about what you have heard.
In school, when watching television or listening to the radio, you can have a notepad available and take notes about important items. You don't have to write things word-for-word, but putting down simple key words can refresh your memory afterwards. Then it is good to review your notes later and elaborate on things you felt were important. In this way, you reinforce your memory, as well as go beyond with creative thinking.
After a conversation with others on a topic of interest, you can sit down and jot some notes about what was said and what you thought was important. This has to be done shortly afterwards, before you forget things.
Taking the action of writing and seeing your words written will greatly increase your ability to remember those items.
Best wishes in increasing your knowledge.
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