Like many self-directed adult learners, when I become interested in a new topic, I try to start with an introductory article or book. This may work just fine if you happen to be the exact target audience. But the author of that text assumes a certain profile for the reader — it is assumed that they’re familiar with certain concepts and skills. Sometimes, the text seems to go over a bunch of concepts I already know all about, and before I get to the meat of it, my eyes glaze over. At other times, the text contains terms I have…

Arati Santhanakrishnan

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