Being resourceful | You can be smarter than your teachers.
With knowledge being easily attainable, it's easier than ever to get ahead of the game.
Google. Newspapers. Books. Knowledge. Whether you are a third year university student or a year seven student entering secondary school, the ability to discover and obtain knowledge is not only easy, but seamless. In a world encapsulated with technology, the internet is a very significant tool which provides a useful and enriching service to us.
Researching a topic of interest is of second nature whilst searching up popular news content, is at the tips of your fingers. And this means you can be "smarter" than your teachers or professors...
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There are over 1 billion websites on the internet; some useful, some not but the diversity of information which is able to thrive upon solely one platform allows the movement of knowledge from individual to individual. From niche blogs to informative research websites, the internet is a great source to acquire knowledge that may relate to courses/ academia you are studying.
Perhaps you could learn certain aspects which your teachers were not aware and obviously, the information upon the internet tends to be well updated. Compared to conventional education following a strict syllabus which rarely changes dramatically, it is a possibility that you could outsmart your teacher (or certainly correct them). "Read ahead and you're surely well ahead" as they say.
Declining rates of literary reading have resulted in fewer people reading books. *Facepalm* The current generation does not like books, and that's a fact. They would rather spend time on a platform which connects them to another individual rather than find a book of interest. And I'm truly not stating that you should do the latter, but finding a balance between both is ideal.
Books are great resources of information, knowledge and expertise. And often the content in books may not even be available online. It doesn't matter what you read; as long as you enjoy it, get something worthwhileform it, there's no regret. Earl Nightingale, a notable and famous radio speaker and author once said, "One hour per day of study in your chosen field is all it takes. One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you'll be a national authority..."
Learning does not just stop when you're out of the class. Often, many mistake educational institutions as the place where learning can only take place. When you have so many tools online and in print, why not use them. Be resourceful. And you could be smarter than you teachers...