Textbook and Workbook – You Need Both to Learn

Which is better for learning – the textbook, or the workbook of exercises and exams that goes with it? Most of us would answer that neither is better – you need both to really learn the subject being taught. The textbook gives us the basic instructions, information and resources, while the workbook lets us test our learning in application. The workbook is no good to us without the lesson first, but the lesson, unapplied to real world experience, is just about as useless. Knowing about something isn’t the same as being able to do it.

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