Learning new things at work

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by alphacat, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. alphacat

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Jun 6, 2009

    Work requires you to learn new things, new capabilities that the system have, and such.
    For example, every now and then the whole group gets an email about a new feature that is now supported which we'll have to use.

    As a student who attends work 2-3 times a week, I feel that I don't manage to catch up with everything.

    I'd be happy if you could share the way you handle things.
    You write down everything you learn so you wouldn't forget it?
    You set reminders that will remind you that you need to handle/learn an issue next time you attend work?

    Thanks :)
  2. loosewire

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    Can you log in from home to see your assignments.
    Does your work effect the day to day operations of the
    company.Is your task computer or manual.Can you
    cut and paste on one page key assigment for quick
    reference.Are you an Intern or regular employee,do you
    punch a time card.Were you referred from school.
    Are you using any test equipment or do any reports.
    You have left it wide open to how you approach your
    work. Are you assigned to a team on a project.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011
  3. count_volta

    Active Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    When I was working on my project at my internship, I wrote down all the things I still have to do and crossed them out as I did it. It really works. I did everything on my list by the end of the semester.

    I find that the best way to remember new stuff you learn at work, is consistently play around with it. This is very true for programming for example. You learn about pointers lets say, you begin using them everywhere in your code, eventually you remember it automatically. I remember things best by example and by doing.
  4. JoeJester

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 26, 2005
    That is consistent with the retention relationship illustrated below:
  5. loosewire

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 25, 2008
    Good reminder chart,thanks- loosewire