Tuesday, February 9, 2010
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I had to study Spanish and Biology for my first two tests. I have discovered something we didn't have back in the day. My textbooks have supporting websites that will generate practice quizzes. They are terrific study aids. My Spanish textbook would have come with free access to an online "Activity Pak" for additional practice if it was new. Since I bought it used, I would have to pay $21.88 for two years. That might be worth paying. I can't learn by staring at a page in a book. I have to use the words to remember them. When I first learned that we would not be allowed to speak any English in class, only Spanish from day one I was more than a little nervous. I now appreciate that is the best way to learn. I have a hard time coming up with the right words and forming the sentences, but I can understand what she's saying.
Studying makes me hungry. Does it burn calories? It gives me the urge to cook, too. I made pumpkin bread during study breaks. I baked three loaves in those disposable aluminum pans. I noticed that the bread came out clean, not sticking at all, so I automatically washed them and put them back in the pantry to use again. Uh oh. More hoarding?