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Q: Comprehension and Retention of Concepts ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Comprehension and Retention of Concepts
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: sal930-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 14:21 PDT
Expires: 20 Sep 2006 14:21 PDT
Question ID: 758177
I've been extremely busy for the past 6-8 months, including taking the
CFA (extensive amounts of studying), starting a new job, reading
daily/weekly finance/economics publications and general reading.

I've since finished the CFA test, but continue to read the
WSJ/Economist daily/weekly.  Also, I started the new job recently.

I've continued the general reading but it seems as though I'm having
trouble retaining/comprehending the material.  It also seems like I
have to re-read sentences over and over again.

Is it possible that my brain is "worn-out"?  Last year, when I started
reading a lot, I never felt this way.  Just curious if this is in my
head or really a possibility.

I'm not looking to read extensive studies on the topic, just brief
summaries or a straight answer.

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Comprehension and Retention of Concepts
From: katewalters-ga on 09 Sep 2006 04:11 PDT
After you have been exposed to a new concept, that concept needs
challenging and reinforcing to 'hard-wire' the neural pathway. I would
imagine that if you're really busy, you're probably not doing that
with new things you are learning through general reading. I expect
you're spending most of your time reinforcing the learning you're
doing in your new job!

Good luck. x

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