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Topic: Theorems
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Michael Keyton

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Re: Theorems
Posted: Nov 20, 1997 6:29 PM
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Why are you concerned with memorizing them? Write them out each time you
use one, perhaps even write out each on a notecard. As they are used
repeatedly, you will learn those of any lasting significance. Organize
them into categories of common characteristics. Having ideas and themes of
connected ideas is more important than being a trivia expert.

As far as simplyfying the process of learning, it takes time and effort,
allow each new idea to soak in, revisit those that give you difficulty,
enjoy the process.

Michael Keyton

On 19 Nov 1997, Ronald K. Steckly II wrote:

> I'm trying to learn Geometry on the side and am having difficulty. I
> purchased a Cliff's Quick Review book on the subject, but in it I
> found approx. 136 theorems. I can live with that, but I'm having
> problems memorizing all 136.
> Is there anyone who has an idea on a)a better method of learning
> geometry, and b)a memorization technique.
> Thank You
> Ron Steckly II

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