I agree that writing facilitates learning. This was the only way I survived biochemistry!I was mainly referring to beginners. Its just that for beginners, they really don't understand the concepts enough to verbally write about it. I suppose they could write about what they think is going on but remember, Practice makes perfect only if practiced correctly. So I would cross reference my notes with a knowledgable source before I started committing to memory, for beginners that is.
Me personally, it is nearly all mental. When I travel to study under an aikido great, I take notes during lunch/night for things that are new or concepts in a new light. When I am not on the mat, I get in this state of mind where I can visualize things. On occasion, I go through the movements to aid this process.
Last edited by ikkitosennomusha : 03-15-2004 at 06:19 PM.