Lesson 4+ Students, how do you keep the concepts from previous lessons fresh?

12:43 AM, Thursday November 17th 2022

I'm going to start lesson 5, but before that, i wanted to give a quick view at all the material from previous lessons because I'm afraid of forgetting something. It feels like a chore ngl, but i feel like if i don't do this then im gonna have so much trouble in later lessons if i forget something.

And this is where the question came up.

People that are in Lesson 4 Onwards, what do you do to keep the concepts from previous lessons fresh in your mind?

Do you take quick notes about the previous lessons? do you give feedback to students from previous lessons?

What kind of "techniques" you use to keep the content fresh?

is it even worth revisiting previous lessons?.

2 users agree
3:02 AM, Thursday November 17th 2022

Re read all previous critique and make sure to write down physical notes on paper all the things you want to remember and the things you need to work on.

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3:16 PM, Monday November 21st 2022
edited at 3:18 PM, Nov 21st 2022

Look, it's not very necessary to re-learn everything you did before.

Drawabox lessons are progressive.

Everything you did before you continue to apply in all the lessons (Precise use of lines, 2D and 3D shapes, Perspective...). Just adding something else little by little.

All this is recorded as instinct; and your mind is already stripped of the concepts you needed to use before.

Re-reading all the lessons is usually a waste of time and can distract you from the lesson you are working on now.

*Doing some exercises from the first lessons as a warm-up is not a bad thing, however.

edited at 3:18 PM, Nov 21st 2022
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4:50 PM, Saturday November 19th 2022

I do a short quick version of all the exercises as part of my warm up. Not all of them of course, but I will pick one or two and do some of it. Pull up a google image reference and do a few leaves, a cats head, a beetle, something. When I find myself forgetting a step, then I will pull up the tutorial. I feel that the purpose of Drawabox, developing your intuitive spatial reasoning, takes more than a few attempts at real world objects. You drew 250 boxes, your probably going to need 250 plants, or bugs, or animals too.

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5:16 PM, Thursday November 17th 2022

I just review individual exercises with a specific eye for ways I'm deviating from instructions, ways I've been pigeonholing myself or next steps in terms of quality. It's really easy to get tunnel vision even if you're following all the instructions, so returning to the source helps to see the bigger picture and refocus.

I should maybe do more thorough revisions of the main body lesson material as well. I've looked at it some, especially the updated sections but not really made a habit of revising.

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