By rote

Learning by rote is not useless. Any learning is learning!

As a kid I always argued on the contrary. It took me a long time to understand the subtle benefits. It improves and exercises my memory.

Critical thinking is very important and a crucial part of learning. But learning by rote is just a different side of learning. They both do not have a conflict!

One reason I hated it as a kid was because it was boring. But if you pick interesting and difficult things to memorize, it can be quite absorbing!

So, go find the poem you like….

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