Grasping A Concept

To grasp a concept is to understand it; in fact, it usually means to understand it well.

Some say writing is easy. All you have to do is put words into sentences and stick them together to make paragraphs.

But like most of us, Writing is hard. There are so many things you have to consider and every error can make a big difference.

If we want to develop an understanding of the pedagogy of the subject we write about, we have to start somewhere and making sense of what seems central and often difficult to grasp by most readers, is a good place to begin our inquiry.

One good way to grasp concepts fast is to put little notes to your future self who will be reading the concept yet again.

These little notes shouldn’t be an exact transcript of what has transpired, rather it should be something you find help explain the concept easily to you.

Smart people organise their thoughts very well. They do not merely ask questions to feel important, they ask important questions.

I see smart people constantly clarifying doubts which means they don’t allow wrong concepts (which are hard to undo) to fester in their mind.

Lastly, keep it short and simple. Use little drawings to jog your memory, writing paragraphs of something will not help if you don’t fully grasp the concept.

Once you have understood the concept, try to voice it in words. A string of words will make a sentence. And a string of sentences will soon make up your story.

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