Tutorial #5: Building New Connections

Introduction


Thinking through new knowledge in a way that makes sense to you is a way to build a bridge between between new and old knowledge, to form new connections that expand one’s schema. Putting learned concepts and ideas into your own words – summarizing the information – strengthens or reinforces those connections, allowing that knowledge to be more accessible when called upon in future situations.

In Activity 4, you were given the opportunity to summarize a set of lecture notes using the Cornell Method, a note-taking strategy, as a guiding framework. Summarizing and putting concepts into your own words is a powerful study tool, especially if done in a consistent manner. In this activity, you’ll continue to practice putting newly learned concepts and ideas into your own words. Over time, you can build an entire index of your own thoughts, i.e. summaries, that you can continuously refer back to and use as study and reference tools.

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