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529 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 14 years ago by Lynn_19

Do you think by having access to the net and a library of books, you can potentially gain more knowledge than enrolling in an institution?
Let`s say you have a natural thirst for knowledge not pushed by deadlines, and you can research topics you are actually interested in, instead of adhering to those designated for your paper qualification.


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14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 8/31/06 - 7:42:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
Potetntially, but you'd have to have an extraordinary amount of motivation and be able to fully understand everything you read. Plus you'd have to figure out assignments and how you'd gauge your success. It would be pretty hard.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 8/31/06 - 7:56:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 10/17/06 - 5:48:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, an institution can sometimes stifle research.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 10/17/06 - 5:50:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
Potentially in terms of information. But not really in terms of learning technique and methodology, having people with similar interests to share thoughts and work with, and having someone qualified to explain to you the finer points more in depth than a book or internet article might. Not to mention having an expert on hand to pick out good material to start with, which you might not be able to when you're starting out.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 10/17/06 - 3:52:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
But what is knowledge...?
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 10/17/06 - 4:15:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's LOTS on the net so ceraintly.
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 10/17/06 - 4:15:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
*certainly
14 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 11/11/06 - 6:47:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/17/2006 3:52:32 PM davew wrote:
But what is knowledge...?

What you know.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 12/21/06 - 10:26:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
I always learn faster and remember information longer if it's something that actually interests me so I'd say the library would be better for people like me.
14 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 12/30/06 - 5:52:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
It works for me, but schools don't acknowledge it, or rather, benefit it.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 6/4/07 - 7:20:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Potentially, yes. In fact, I'd say I've done better for myself intellectually than any institution has. I just wish there were a way to prove it - some places require a university degree, and university grads are usually the stupidest intelligent people you will ever meet.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 6/4/07 - 7:24:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
More knowledge? yes. More useless knowledge? Definately.



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