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SYAC - Learning by TomPreston SYAC - Learning by TomPreston
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I learn best when I'm listening while I draw. I always struggled in school because teachers saw this as "goofing off."
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:icondinshino:
There are actually several studies that support this practice, as well. Teachers absolutely hate it though.
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:iconilyilaice:
I completely agree. I'm a reading/writing type learner, so I can absorb things faster when I'm doodling or writing while I'm listening to someone. When a teacher looks like he/she would disapprove of doodling, I tend to write practically everything he/she says to stay in focus. So my notebooks are always super full.
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SynCallio Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to draw all over my church bulletins during the pastor's sermon. I'm grateful my parents understood that doodling helps me listen!
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DaggerXIV Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did it sometimes in high school, but now I'd rather not do that.
Well, I understand that during a lesson someone may not be interested, or attention drops, but still... it's always better to focus on the matter at hand as much as possible and take notes.
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PizzaProgram Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do that in class too. I have about one year before they start striking me out for doing it XD
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laurytheotter Jul 13, 2013   Digital Artist
That's why I like Art College. you never get in trouble drawing. XD
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Ravenshymn Apr 18, 2013   General Artist
That is why I like college: professors don't always know if you're drawing (or in my case writing) during the lecture. I've gotten through many a writers block when I was supposed to be listening.
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:iconflaminco:
Oh my god O: the same just happend to me a while ago -.-'
The whole class was screaming and talking and they did everything but listen.
And i just sat there, quietly and drew something while listening.
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CableDrive Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My teachers let me draw in class, because I'm an oddball that finds it easier to concentrate on both things than on just the one thing... So drawing while my teacher lectures helps :P
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Sandra-13 Dec 18, 2012  Student General Artist
totally the same for me!
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