Yeah, you know the old saying, the more you practice, the more you learn. It also applies in college and high school. The more you study, the better of a chance to keep information stuck inside you; the better you do on assignments; the better you do on quizzes and tests. And if you do great on your tests and quizzes the less you have to worry during your exams….Now THAT’S what I learned early in my college life. Funny how I get to college and I started to like studying…
The subject that I want to discuss is how practice makes perfect. Old saying, I know. But it does have a ring of truth to it. For the past couple of years, I’ve been learning programming and level design. But what I have been failing to do, day end and day out, is to practice…When I say practice, I mean everyday I do something from what I learned on the day before. When I spend “resting” I am forgetting everything that I learned inch by inch. So, when I’m trying to learn something, I forget the past stuff because I’ve been doing nothing in the past couple of days that I’ve been “resting”. Why? Because I don’t practice!!!
Now, why did I make this post? Well, I’m taking Java and C++ this semester(Yes, both at once) and I realize that I have to study and practice everyday. I also don’t want to get mix up on code during a test. Yikes!! But, it will help me out in the end.
If you want to advance in your career, the best thing to do is to practice everyday. Even when you don’t want to. In my opinion, I have came to a conclusion that you will learn best when you DON’T want to practice. It will be tattooed on your brain that you won’t have to look it up. It will be so annoying that you will do it without knowing. That’s what I have to do. If I don’t, I will have those nervous thoughts go in my head. So, the more practice I do, the better I know what I want to achieve.
I really didn’t want to draw out this blog, but I wanted to discuss why I think that practice makes perfect, and how you will better yourself by not skipping days. What is your tips on this subject?