Mastering Research Skills for Comprehension
- Elizabeth Hayley
- 22 Jan 2018
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We live in an age which makes us prone to the dreaded information overload, a condition which compromises the value we get out of all the information our minds are constantly fed since our minds are fed way too much of this information. Your mind does its best to try and absorb the most important of this information, but when your mental real estate is at times exposed to information which results in a pleasurable experience, then it can be very easy for the mind to prefer the retention of that information over what would otherwise account for information which is much more important, realistically.
In a world where instant gratification can exist in the form of all the memes doing the rounds on platforms such as social media, it becomes that much more important to develop one’s ability to distinguish between important information and information which is just a pure waste of your time. Naturally training the mind to master research skills for comprehension is something which should form part of the basic education school curriculum, but there are plenty of trapdoors one could fall through even while they’re diligently following along on the course.
I mean have you ever read a piece of news on social media and instantly had a feeling that this couldn’t possibly be true? You ask yourself the question of whether it is indeed true as an indication of the inherent ability we have to process and filter information and all that’s left is to hone that ability to mastery.
It is indeed a very important skill to develop, if not for one’s mere survival in what is now a very advanced-stage information era, then the skill needs to be developed if the individual involved seeks to make a career for themselves in fields such as law, medicine, engineering and any other field which essentially requires the application of a deep level of understanding.
To make reference to a real-world example, Rockford Illinois DUI Lawyers, Tuite Law only became really good at their area and field of practice by mastering the bare essentials of the legal field as a whole and in respect of the local state laws. From there it becomes about the application of that basic knowledge with the aid of some insight and experience, but most importantly with the aid of what it all means to the exact situation at hand – context.
The methodology to master these skills is straight-forward in concept, but would require some practical application in order to hone and master them. What it basically comes down to however is taking the time to make an effort to digest any and all information which you are fed or which you come into contact with. Once you’ve made your way right through it, ask yourself what the point of it all was – try to zone-in on the gist of it.
This is how you train your mind to be able to spot useless info from a mile away, in which case it will trigger a loss of interest as soon as you start reading that useless information.