News - Where There Is A Will There Is A Way
by Life Positive
Easy swotting through visual memory Like others, she passed SSC and nothing was heard of her thereafter. As is customary in the school, an ex-student had been invited as the chief guest for the annual concert. This year it would be NM, we were told. She had done her LLM and that was enough.
As she started to speak, everyone was taken aback. The old reticent NM was nowhere. This one at the mike was brimming with confidence! Suddenly after the first few sentences she broke down and sobbed in front of the stunned audience. In between sobs, she told us her life story. Being the daughter of the village postman, money was always in short supply. Her father forbade her to continue studies after class 12 as he felt his sons deserved education more since they would support the family someday, unlike daughters who would marry and go away. Undaunted, she declared that she would continue her studies and pay for it herself. She got a job as a tuition teacher at far-off Vasco, facing numerous difficulties. The money was inadequate for her expenses and so she decided to give up buying textbooks and instead memorise the lessons from the books available in the library. A daunting task indeed!She recalled that in one of the lessons in school her teacher had said that the human eye is like a camera that records everything it sees depending on the time of exposure. It only depends on the amount of 'exposure' – the time that we give to the matter we are studying. She decided to use this technique called visual learning to scan the lessons in the textbooks! It was by no means easy but her persistence paid off when she discovered that the idea worked. With pride, she told the audience that by this method she passed BA, LLB and then LLM.It is with great pride that I share this true story with you. She was a student who indeed learnt her lessons well. I am the science teacher who taught her the chapter on visual learning.Tony de Sa
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