What if Einstein had no questions on how the apple fell instead of going upwards? Obviously, he would not have been able to find about the Universal Laws of Gravitation!
Likewise, if students or for that matter anybody will not have any questions or doubts, how will they learn something new or about things they don’t know of?
Thus, doubts are essential to help us grow and progress. After all, life is all about learning new things every day.
Mind you that even if you have doubts, you just have reached halfway. Getting doubts is fine but asking them is extremely important. Don’t grow a pandora box out of it, just keep asking whenever you come across any.
Speaking of students, it has been observed that many of them still hesitate in posing a question or asking a doubt especially when it comes to their studies.
This could be because students might feel that their doubts are absurd & silly and so their class fellows will mock them or laugh at them.
But honestly, it is better to be mocked at asking doubts rather than being mocked at not knowing things. After all, it is they who will be benefitted out of asking doubts.
It is considered normal if students have doubts. But in case, they don’t have, then something is wrong.
Either the students are genius and know everything or they are merely reading the subject instead of understanding it.
Researches show that asking doubts helps in stimulating the brain and gives them a chance of understanding topics in a detailed manner. Hence, it shows that asking doubts is always beneficial. Take a look at what other benefits does doubt-clearing offers-
- Strengthens Concepts to Help You Solve Complex Problems
Students who are shy find it difficult to ask questions from their teachers can discuss the problems with their friends. Ultimately, their friends will help them in clearing their doubts and getting a hold of the concept. The crystal-clear understanding of the concepts will help students in solving questions from easy ones to complex ones.
Clear your concepts and you won’t find any difficulty in your way.
- Utilize Your Time in Something Productive
Don’t overspend your time on one problem. If you aren’t able to solve some problem, simply ask your friends or teachers. They might come up with some easier solution for the same problem; saving you your valuable time for doing something productive.
- Something New
There is always a possibility that whenever you will clear your doubts, you will learn something new which you might have been missed earlier. It could be anything from missing a deadline, filling the form, to submission of documents, or topics that you might not have covered considering it less important.
Doubts too have their benefits!
- Improves Thinking Capabilities
Asking doubts bestows students with enhanced analytical and cognitive skills. How?
Whenever a doubt occurs in the mind, students try to think and come up with an answer. This way they brainstorm their minds for the answer, thus, sharpening the thinking capabilities.
- Promotes Active Learning
Asking doubts regularly and getting them solved is a part of active learning. Also, when you ask your doubts, your teachers elaborates it to make you learn easily and efficiently. This helps students in retaining the content for a longer time.
- Benefit Others
Doubt-clearing sessions are an exemplary model to disseminate knowledge among all. Doubts of one student can benefit the rest of the students. Thus, the higher the number of doubts, the better is the learning rate of students.
However, students should only ask sensible and appropriate questions around a particular topic or subject to avoid wasting the time of everyone. It will only leave a positive impression on your teachers and mentors. This will also give the idea that you are proactive and quite serious about your life and career.
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Finally, ask away all the doubts and prepare for your exams in a better manner. Don’t hesitate or feel shy in asking the question.
Doubts are good! Happy doubts to you!