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  • Writer's pictureIzzy Whitney

Beyond Memorization: Understanding the Power of Learning

Hey, fellow middle schools!

Hold your horses, because if you think A's and B's come just from memorizing facts, then you're in for a surprise! If you're not taking the time to really understand concepts, you're making a HUGE mistake! Let's break it down in a super simple way.

First off, if you’re just memorizing stuff and not understanding the concepts, you’ll struggle to answer those tricky test questions that ask you to apply what you've learned. And it gets worse! You'll forget everything once you take a break from studying, and you won't have any skills to help you solve real-life problems. Double yikes! That sounds serious, doesn’t it?

So, why do middle schoolers make this mistake? We’re often so focused on getting good grades that we don't really pay attention to the lessons. Plus, we're always running out of time and end up rushing through everything. And let's face it, some of those lessons can be pretty dull. But fear not, tons of us make this mistake when it’s crunch time or when we’re simply too busy to focus on studying throughout the semester.

Here’s the scoop, folks. Instead of just committing facts to memory, take some time to really understand the big ideas. Make it a habit to review what you've learned during the semester, don’t leave it until the last minute. Aim to acquire skills that will help you solve real-life problems.

So, put in the effort now and it will pay off for the long haul! Trust me, understanding the concepts can take you places that straight-up memorization can't. You got this, future problem-solvers!


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