He doesn’t know you and there is no guarantee that a pizza vendor would get orders from a particular set of customers only, right?
THIS IS CALLED PRACTICE
Now consider this! Your uncle has moved to a new city and asks you to pay a visit! And you do!
At your uncle’s, your aunt takes you to a nearby grocery store for some shopping for say 2 or 3 days! On the fourth day she asks to hurry to THAT store to get something urgently! So u do it, and do it comfortably!
But say, if she asks you to go to a XYZ shop 4 blocks away ; THEN? Would you be THAT comfortable?
Yeah, you may finally manage to do it but wouldn’t it take much longer? THIS IS ROTE LEARNING!
Now I am answering Mr. TA who commented on my earlier post that
” …Rote learning would not cut it for you..”.
If I am taking up 17 hours then does it necessarily mean that I am ROTE learning? Not , right?
Practice is ALWAYS A KEY to success and it can be referred to as a SYNONYM of HARD-WORK!
And WE DO KNOW THAT HARD-WORK DEMANDS DEDICATION AND THUS TIME!
Now a question may arise “Then what the Hell are we doing in the exercises of our textbooks?
Even if we complete that exercise, when we are given an unknown problem we do stutter ( now many people will write on this that they don’t but i am speaking on a general perspective)” Then how come are we practicing?
Here the problem lies with the concept building!
Generally (MOSTLY i would say) we don’t understand mathematics ( I don’t too).
We become too procedural especially in India!
Tell me What is the use of FOURIER series and Transform? (I hate these two, because they seem to be so puzzling!!)
Many people say “to convert time to freq domain”, “to analyze signals bcoz freq domain analysis is easier”.
Cut it a grab!!! NOBODY OF US KNOW(except those who have tried to find the solution in an alternative way).
BECAUSE WE HAVE NEVER REALLY DONE ANYTHING THAT LEADS TO THE USE OF FS OR FT!
What we do is we solve a set of questions which is meant for doing when you have REALIZED the importance of the topic!
So here we say we are practicing but actually we are ROTE learning!!
So what the aim of such a long boring post?
IT WAS TO BUST A MYTH.
People think that if you understand a topic then you don’t require TIME to master it and IF you are taking up too much time you are ROTE learning!!
Never!! Understanding a topic and mastering it are TWO totally DIFFERENT aspects of a subject!
Lets put up an example here too.
Say you know biking! Does that imply I can drop you on a RACETRACK and tell you win me the GRAND PRIX?
THATS WHERE PRACTICE MOCKS YOU!!!
SO GUYS IF A PROBLEM TAKES A LONG TIME BEFORE YOU SOLVE IT , remember you are understanding it better and in no way you are ROTE learning!!
Sorry again for such a terrifying length of the post!