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Re: Can Practice make Perfect?
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And yes - practice helps. The more you use a particular data set/search program - the more used to the "quirks" of the program you become.
My students constantly complain that they "can't find" information on a particular topic - and I tell them their problem is they don't know how to search and use resources.
This is true here too - a large number of people who are new to Afrigeneas don't use the resources right here - on this website.
As the online services expand their features - you have to use them to figure out how they work. Lots of folks don't regularly use libraries - or microfilm, or NARA ...
As my grandma was fond of saying "practice makes perfect", so yes - I keep practicing - and hope some other folks will join me in "practicing" on a rich resource. And also learning through the process.
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