Linking – Part One
What is Linking?
There’s no effective learning without linking.
When you need to learn a new topic – whether you realise it or not – you will draw links between what you already know and the new material. You can only make sense of what you learn through what you already know.
So what’s linking?
Linking is purposefully finding connections between the content you’re learning. There is absolutely no limit to what this linking can be. Your learning material might remind you of a funny story, a random fact, a joke, a sound, another subject, another language, a friend, or your favourite food. It can be anything. The only requirement of linking is finding a connection between what you’re learning and what you already know. That’s it.
Linking isn’t just an integral part of learning but also remembering. As long as you can link new knowledge with something you already know, your memory is limitless. Here’s the best thing – linking works using positive feedback. In other words, the more you know, the more links you can make; the more links you can make, the more you will learn