This I Believe

Nathan - Richfield, Wisconsin
Entered on June 7, 2006
Age Group: Under 18

To learn properly, you can’t just sit around and relax. I believe that you have to be directly involved in learning. If you don’t get directly involved in learning there is no way to really learn. Getting directly involved in learning can be easy, there are many ways. You can help to tutor. Another way to get directly involved in learning is to play video games. You can learn about the past, to spell, or to get better at typing. Another way to get involved is to just take part in activities at school and actually listen and take notes.

One way to help learn and teach others at the same time is to tutor others. It is a double whammy really. If you can tutor others you will give other people more knowledge and you could also learn more about subjects you might not have known existed. I believe that if you tutor you can get a better reputation for yourself and others will then trust you more.

Video games are said to be hazardous to children, but are they really? I admit, some games are a little violent, but some games can teach you to become courteous and respectful and even teach you to write. Some games teach little kids and others teach older kids. There are some online games that can teach you about the past and typing, like Runescape. There are online games that teach hand-eye coordination, like Puzzle Pirates. As an example, a game that has helped me is Runescape. Runescape has helped me by teaching me to type faster and better. I have to react faster so I can say what I want to say. It has also taught me about the past. It has many actual facts.

To learn directly without having to do extra work is to just listen in class or just take part in school activities. You could just listen when the teacher talks or take notes when the teacher tells you to take notes. Or you could just go to a local library in your free time and just study for a project or a test. Don’t just take a few minutes, stay for an hour or two.

There are more ways to get directly involved in learning. Just go on the school website and look for things you could do. Video games don’t always wreck your brain, only if you choose to make them. So just get involved in learning and help out or just study for a while and get your mind directly involved in it.