Thursday, January 24, 2013

"I Learned So Much"

Thoughts after the SLIG Advanced Evidence Practicum: We tend to think of learning as something that either sticks or doesn't stick. That's not the whole story. A lot of the skills we want to learn have to be called into action at the right time. You can know that X is the right thing to do in Y situation. But actually doing X in the Y situation is something else altogether.

Developing a good habit is not a binary process, where first you haven't learned it and then you have. It's a long-term process of some steps forward and some back, in genealogy or anything else.

Harold Henderson, "I Learned So Much," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 24 January 2013 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

1 comment:

Margie said...

Great reminder. Practice, practice, practice and real life situations help us perfect our craft, whatever that craft may be. Thanks!