With a trainer playing a piano, the children learned to identify chords using colored flags—for example, a red flag for CEG and a green flag for DGH.
Based on our own evaluation of the evidence, we argue in a recent Psychological Bulletin article that training is necessary to become an expert, but that genetic factors may play an important role at all levels of expertise, from beginner to elite. Thinking my talent had a limit, that I was born to only achieve a certain level of skill, I had grown comfortable with what seemed a reasonable amount of talent.
The words are an addiction for which the only cure is getting the words on the page.
Franklin labouriously found writing he admired, wrote down the general gist of each section, and tried to rewrite the piece in his own words. Check out that editing!
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