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It is said that “the slow and steady approach wins the race.” We assume that you have heard about the tale of the Tortoise and the Hare, as a parent. You might have read the bedtime story to your children about the Tortoise, slow but determined, who is beating the Hare, who was fast but overconfident. Have you ever heard that the message of this timeless fable is also applied in learning and education?

An Overabundance of a Good Thing

In learning a new subject or something, have you ever feel excited in this regard? You, perhaps, tended to learn playing piano or learn a new language. What happened? In the event that you played the piano passionately all the day to become someone like “Ludwig van Beethoven”, your fingers might become blistered and you weren’t able to tolerate the finger pain for practicing in the next day. If you want to learn a new language like Spanish or French, it is not physically painful but if you conjugate the verbs of such languages for several hours, you also ask yourself whether learning a new language is truly for you or not. 

Such stories are common among us. At once, when you are trying to do something, you may get tired and exhausted. In regards to learning, many researches have illustrated that when you study hard or practice a lot prior to a test, it shall not result in a long-term retention of the materials. Learners, instead, learn more efficiently and also retain the materials much longer when they allocate smaller consistency hereof. This process, which is named “spaced repetition or distributed practice”, is a significant part of the method of “01 Learning”. Accordingly, the learners, at “01 Learning”, study a little bit per day instead of reading a lot of materials at once.  It is to be noted that repetition of the key concepts and materials is built into worksheets and then, our instructors, based on the needs of each student, are able to add some additional repetitions hereof.

Read A Little Bit Every Day

In order to improve memory, a consistent study is not of paramount importance and it is construed as the key for forming habits. Many researchers have claimed that 66 days are needed to develop a habit. Long-term success is the result of doing a little bit per day. Very soon, a habit is formed and it may become the second nature.

This is a truth about playing a music instrument, learning a new language or software development. Top musicians, every day, practice a little. Of course, when language learners consistently study materials, they will become more successful. The students of “01 Learning” make tremendous progress when they do a little bit without taking breaks every day. Upon a habit development, there is no struggle for completing worksheets. It is worth mentioning that when learning becomes a habit, it results in an infinite potential of a student. Accordingly, in learning, you must be like Tortoise, who was slow but determined, not fast and overconfident like Hare.