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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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How To Remember 90% Of Everything You Learn

SairaSaira Posts: 846 ✭✭✭
How To Remember 90% Of Everything You Learn
The development of the Learning Pyramid in the 1960’s — widely attributed to the NTL Institute in Bethel, Maine— outlined how humans learn.
As research shows, it turns out that humans remember:
5% of what they learn when they’ve learned from a lecture (i.e. university/college lectures)
10% of what they learn when they’ve learned from reading (i.e. books, articles)
20% of what they learn from audio-visual (i.e. apps, videos)
30% of what they learn when they see a demonstration
50% of what they learn when engaged in a group discussion.
75% of what they learn when they practice what they learned.
90% of what they learn when they use immediately (or teach others)
How do you think?


  • mounamouna Posts: 1,684 ✭✭✭
    I think this is based to many studies.We have to teach what we learn to rembers them 'it's the best way for us about learning English.
  • maykmayk Posts: 156 ✭✭
    I agree with you @mouna teaching is the best way to remember all of what you have learned.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,041 mod
    Teaching what you have learned is definitely a very effective way to remember things. I have often had to be one step ahead of students when teaching them something new, that I wasn't familiar with.
  • farinamafarinama Posts: 17 ✭✭
    I think the age of the student is very important!!!
  • DoriaDoria Posts: 12 ✭✭
    I don't always have the option to do lots of the things that are written above.
    what I do find very helpful to me is listening with lots of repetitions. whenever I have spare time I listen over and over to the same podcast. that way the new words stick to my mind. I pick up presses and grammar usage and learn English like babies do.
  • NinnaNinna Posts: 48 ✭✭
    I think we need to use the complete methods of learness, coupling all levels of the pyramid using all of the skills.
  • chemchem Posts: 5
    for me its good to read loudly every sentences. while your eyes focus on the words you read, ears focus on what you had to say and its generate your brain to process the sentences.
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