It is quite common nowadays that mugging everything is now a fashion in education world. But is it a problem? Are you also part of it or anyone around you, maybe your child, brother, sister or friends? If yes then what’s the reason behind it? Have you ever searched for?
Like above many questions can be asked relating to this but let go through step by step procedure about this problem of mugging?
The first we need to know that what is mugging? In my view mugging up is a self-interest process of our mind in which only that information are absorbed which we keep on repeating by uttering it continuously. Our mind keep a record of those utterances and we are able to memorize certain things.
But the main question arise here is for how much time?
The most important fat behind the mugging up problem is that our education system rewards book worms and who do not want a reward so everyone is joining the queue of book worms.
If we have the most powerful weapon in form of mind but why we are unable to take the correct decisions from it? Why every time is to be mugged up for carrying it to a place of piles of paper to vomit it easily?
Are the students in our education system are not enough matured to understand the things? I have observed several students that whosoever tried to mug up certain things, they forgot most of the things easily.
But in the another scenario, i observed that some students who were able to understand certain things make a clear picture about the topics but their level of understanding was different from others. The flaw was found in the process where certain books sentences which are needed to be written in the exam because our education system had made it a compulsory meal to be eaten by every generation.
REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE
I do not prefer mugging up over understanding because, I had a personal experience about it and I would surely share about it.
It was the time when i was in standard 11th, I was bit shy in nature in front of teachers to keep my thoughts freely in front of them.
The incident which gave me a failure to success journey was started when i was selected to give a speech in assembly hall, was too worried and have tried too many ways to escape from that speech but I can’t.
Finally the day arrived, when i was ready with all those mugged up sentences, i was repeating every line 5 times, and then also something was bouncing out from my mind every time I use to repeat.
The time passed and i went for the school and was too nervous for the speech.in our school after the morning prayer speech was being delivered ,at that time many other students were also Standing There But I Was In Different World Because Nothing Was Going Into My Ears ,It Was Like Everything Has Gone Blank.
Then my name called for the speech but i was wondering something else, then one of my friend said…”hello. Ajay…just go! Your name has been called”
I went near the mic taking a long breath building some of the inner confidence and was very nervous seeing 1000 eyes staring at me.I never know what happened but i was not able to utter any sentence which i have mugged up because the topic touched my mind but it don’t touched my heart which was the biggest fault of mine. This incident gave to an experience which taught me to never mug up again.
The next session in standard 12th, when i was holding a post of literary secretory in my school, i was now loaded with many responsibilities on my shoulder.
And within few months after my failure, i was now too much filled with courage to say anything in front of audience but from my understanding and not my mugging.
Few days later i gave a speech on “save girl child” for the first time without any mugging up, any nervousness, nothing was there to hinder my path.
I was in flow to speak many things which i understood in those last few months. Lastly, it was the time of December, when our session was going to over and i gave a speech on “motivation & inspiration” with my full confidence on my understanding and belief and it ended with huge round of applause for 2 minutes after i completed.
My class teacher praised me and every other teacher who know me congratulated me for my speech which was said by heart and because my words were meaningful to every one present there which allowed it to go into his/her brain. That day i took the oath to never use a path of mugging up things.
You might feel that understanding the things and not mugging up is well known to all of you but are you agree to say that mugging up is easier than understanding? I am not wrong as a student that we have a potential to write 500 words for an essay because we understand the topic but we can’t write 2 line of answers without mugging it up because we live a mental slave generation of making things memorize just to qualify somewhere but not to apply somewhere.
I want a change in the state of mind of people which we use in understanding the things which will make us more versatile and compatible so that our efficiency in applying something is much higher than those mugged theories.