- If you have any more thoughts on the differences between book learning and class learning, I'm all ears.
The Difference Between Book Learning and Class Learning if You Have a Good Teacher
1. a good teacher will answer questions even by email if class time is tight - because your questions are the most important thing to a good teacher.
2. a good teacher will give you a sense of the importance and passion of words, emphasize the "money" words in a text. Words that are just lines on paper come to life and dance with a good teacher
3. a good teacher will see in you skills and imagination that you do not yet see in yourself and speak to those parts of you.
4. you will fall in love, so to speak, with a good teacher and want to please him or her -- thus doing more than you would do for a good book
FM - I can write 100 more ways that class learning is better than book learning. Perhaps thenewgreen will add a few when he gets back - but I'll pass this over to the community for the moment. I really have to run.
Unfortunately, what are the chances that you get a good teacher? 1 in 5? 1 in 10? or perhaps you need to be an engaged student to notice a good teacher. I don't know.
I do know this:
If a teacher that doesn't make you sit on the edge of your seat, inspire you, and grow you - book learning is probably better.