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Topic: “Not everything that is learned is contained in book”

Presented by: Thippawan Tungsawat

Type of Essays: compare and contrast essay

Knowledge gained from experience and knowledge acquired from books are both important. However, despite their similarities in terms of their importance, they both have their differences. In this essay, I will compare and contrast them from each other and I will illuminate which source is more important to me.

Theoretical and practical knowledge are considered having the same value according to Maslow’s pyramid of needs. They both provide basic knowledge and also develop self-confidence. For instance, learning to drive a car requires theory and practical knowledge. In this example, people who learnt drive a car would not only be more independent but also be more confident about their knowledge. This is because their knowledge is supported by theories they gain from books and learnings they acquire from practical experience.

Even though knowledge from experience and books complement each other, some experiences just can’t be taught through a book. In psychology, scientist believe that children who experienced playing more in playgrounds than those who don’t would have better skill to resolve issues in their daily life. For example, children who have played and interacted in playgrounds more than their peers have learned how to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts successfully. However, those children who have had lack of experience in playgrounds would likely to have more difficulties to communicate and hence would be more exposed to personality disorder like sociopathy.

As for me, knowledge gains from experience helps people to learn from their failures. “There is no failure. Only feedback.” Says an old proverb. Books are limited in practical knowledge and provides only an inch of what the reality truly does. When I was a children, I was scared to get drowned in water. My father told me once that if I mistakenly do, I will just have to try again. This example still helps me nowadays as life is not made of failures, but adjustment.

To sum up, both knowledge gains from experience and books are important and they complement each other. However, I personality believe that knowledge acquired from experience  is more important because it helps us to deal with and solve daily issues, and ultimately teaches us to learn from our mistakes.

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“Not everything that is learned is contained in book”

Knowledge gained from experience and knowledge acquired from books are both important. However, despite their similarities in terms of their importance, they both have their differences. In this essay, I will compare and contrast them from each other and I will illuminate which source is more important to me.

Theoretical and practical knowledge are considered having the same value according to Maslow’s pyramid of needs. They both provide basic knowledge and also develop self-confidence. For instance, learning to drive a car requires theory and practical knowledge. In this example, people who learnt drive a car would not only be more independent but also be more confident about their knowledge. This is because their knowledge is supported by theories they gain from books and learnings they acquire from practical experience.

Even though knowledge from experience and books complement each other, some experiences just can’t be taught through a book. In psychology, scientist believe that children who experienced playing more in playgrounds than those who don’t would have better skill to resolve issues in their daily life. For example, children who have played and interacted in playgrounds more than their peers have learned how to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts successfully. However, those children who have had lack of experience in playgrounds would likely to have more difficulties to communicate and hence would be more exposed to personality disorder like sociopathy.

As for me, knowledge gains from experience helps people to learn from their failures. “There is no failure. Only feedback.” Says an old proverb. Books are limited in practical knowledge and provides only an inch of what the reality truly does. When I was a children, I was scared to get drowned in water. My mother told me once that if I mistakenly do, I will just have to try again. This example still helps me nowadays as life is not made of failures, but adjustment.

To sum up, both knowledge gains from experience and books are important and they complement each other. However, I believe that knowledge acquired from experience is more important because it helps us to deal with and solve daily issues, and ultimately teaches us to learn from our mistakes.

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“Not everything that is learned is contained in book”

Knowledge gained from experience and knowledge acquired from books are both important. However, despite their similarities in terms of their importance, they both have their differences. In this essay, I will compare and contrast them from each other and I will illuminate which source is more important to me.

Theoretical and practical knowledge are considered having the same value according to Maslow’s pyramid of needs. They both provide basic knowledge and also develop self-confidence. For instance, learning to drive a car requires theory and practical knowledge. In this example, people who learnt drive a car would not only be more independent but also be more confident about their knowledge. This is because their knowledge is supported by theories they gain from books and learnings they acquire from practical experience.

Even though knowledge from experience and books complement each other, some experiences just can’t be taught through a book. In psychology, scientist believe that children who experienced playing more in playgrounds than those who don’t would have better skill to resolve issues in their daily life. For example, children who have played and interacted in playgrounds more than their peers have learned how to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts successfully. However, those children who have had lack of experience in playgrounds would likely to have more difficulties to communicate and hence would be more exposed to personality disorder like sociopathy.

As for me, knowledge gets from experience helps people to learn from their failures. “There is no failure. Only feedback.” Says an old proverb. Books are limited in practical knowledge and provides only an inch of what the reality truly does. When I was a children, I was scared to get drowned in water. My mother told me once that if I mistakenly do, I will just have to try again. This example still helps me nowadays as life is not made of failures, but adjustment.

In conclusion, knowledge gains from experience and books are important and they complement each other. However, I believe that knowledge acquired from experience  is more important because it helps us to deal with and solve daily issues, and ultimately teaches us to learn from our mistakes.

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“Not everything that is learned is contained in book”

Knowledge get from experience and knowledge acquired from books are both important. However, despite their similarities in terms of their important, they both have their difference. In this essay, I will compare and contrast them from each other and I will illuminate which source is more important to me.

Theoretical and practical knowledge are considered having the same value according to Maslow’s pyramid of needs. They both provide basic knowledge and also develop self-confidence. For instance, learning to drive a car requires theory and practical knowledge. In this example, people who learn drive a car would not only be more independent but also be more confident about their knowledge. This is because their knowledge is supported by theories they get from books and learnings they acquire from practical experience.

Even though knowledge from experience and books are complemented each other, some experiences just can’t be taught through a book. In psychology, scientist believe that children who experienced playing more in playgrounds than those who don’t have better skill to resolve issues in their daily life. For example, children who have played and interacted in playgrounds more than their peers have learned how to communicate and resolve successfully. However, those children who have had lack of experience in playgrounds would to have more difficulties to communicate and hence would be more exposed to personality disorder like sociopathy.

In my opinion, knowledge gets from experience helps people to learn from their failures. “There is no failure. Only feedback.” Says an old proverb. Books are limited in practical knowledge and provides only an inch of what the reality truly does. When I was a children, I was scared to get drown in water. Mom told me once that if I mistakenly do, I will just have to try again. This example still helps me nowadays as life is not made of failures, but adjustment.

In conclusion, knowledge gets from experience and books are important and they complement each other. However, I believe that knowledge acquired from experience is more important because it helps us to deal with and solve daily issues, and teaches us to learn from our mistakes.