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AKI

This is like "paring onion" story you wrote before.
Yes, we tend to persue the clear and specific results from what we've learned.
That's why we would frantically study for passing an exam since
we know the result would influence our motivation of learning.
In addition, the knowledge is invisible. So, we can't measure how
much insentive or reward we could get from what we learned if I can say that gaining knowledge is one of insentives or rewards through learning.
Therefore, we easily forget the real meaning of "learning".

Anyway, I got a miserable score of TOEIC a few days ago.
However, I will tryt to convince myself that I must have enriched not only my knowledge but also my life.

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Aya

Aki,
Thanks for reminding me of the piece that I wrote on my birthday.
http://ayay515.blog111.fc2.com/blog-entry-441.html

In fact, it's not easy for us to work hard to obtain something invisible and intangible. We're not so strong as to pursue something that abstract without being rewarded. That makes us want to seek visible and tangible reward, such as scores and certificates by learning English. Learning English for me is getting better each day; becoming a better English speaker than I was yesterday. I'm often beaten by my terrible English, but I'll never quit learning, becoming any better.

> However, I will try to convince myself that I must have enriched not only my knowledge but also my life.

Keep it up, Aki. Try living up to your words, your determination, and make me happy.

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QW 101412 “Incentive and Reward”

I’ll start this QW piece by clarifying how these two words are defined in dictionaries.

incentive: a thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something (OED), something that incites or has a tendency to incite to determination or action (m-w. com) cf. incite: encourage, stir up

reward: a thing given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement (OED), something that is given in return for good or evil done or received or that is offered or given for some service or attainment (m-w. com)

Dr. Kenichiro Mogi tweeted about the reward of learning yesterday morning, saying in the world of economics betting paid may be the foremost incentive for working, but when “the act of working” itself has become the reward to be given for a person who works, he or she will achieve something truly great. He insisted that the same thing applies to learning, which means, in my understanding, passing exams or getting certain scores shouldn’t be the reward of learning, but “the act of learning” itself should be regarded as the reward to be given instead. Then you may say, “Come on! Dr. Mogi is a renowned scholar as well as a popular TV talent. He probably has earned decent of amount of money already. We, lay people, need to earn money from whatever we’ve done as a job. We need to obtain specific and “tangible” results from whatever we’ve learned sacrificing our precious time, effort, and energy.” Yeah, it could be a legitimate, and “honest”, comment that any of us can make, but is it truly okay for us to disregard what Dr. Mogi said about the incentive and reward of learning? Is passing exams, English proficiency tests like STEP Eiken, or getting certain points on TOEIC or TOEFL the foremost incentive and/or reward for learning English?

For me, learning English and teaching English are literally intertwined. I learn English by teaching it, and I teach English by learning it. Both acts are equally rewarding; rewarding in a sense that both acts make me feel very rewarded and happy. I’m not such a saint to say I can teach anybody anytime without getting paid or I’m always willing to provide a free English lesson, whether online or offline, to whoever wants it. What I want to say here is that I’m fully rewarded by teaching and learning English. Imagine that what you’ve learned while sacrificing your time, effort, and energy would be of use to somebody who’s learning what you’ve learned and could lead that person in any better direction. “Somebody” doesn’t have to be a student in classroom. It could be anybody. So, any learner can be a teacher to another learner. The incentive that we, English learners, need is the passion to be a better English speaker. The reward that we, English learners, will receive is the joy of learning something new that makes us a better English speaker.

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AKI

This is like "paring onion" story you wrote before.
Yes, we tend to persue the clear and specific results from what we've learned.
That's why we would frantically study for passing an exam since
we know the result would influence our motivation of learning.
In addition, the knowledge is invisible. So, we can't measure how
much insentive or reward we could get from what we learned if I can say that gaining knowledge is one of insentives or rewards through learning.
Therefore, we easily forget the real meaning of "learning".

Anyway, I got a miserable score of TOEIC a few days ago.
However, I will tryt to convince myself that I must have enriched not only my knowledge but also my life.

10

18

13:44

Aya

Aki,
Thanks for reminding me of the piece that I wrote on my birthday.
http://ayay515.blog111.fc2.com/blog-entry-441.html

In fact, it's not easy for us to work hard to obtain something invisible and intangible. We're not so strong as to pursue something that abstract without being rewarded. That makes us want to seek visible and tangible reward, such as scores and certificates by learning English. Learning English for me is getting better each day; becoming a better English speaker than I was yesterday. I'm often beaten by my terrible English, but I'll never quit learning, becoming any better.

> However, I will try to convince myself that I must have enriched not only my knowledge but also my life.

Keep it up, Aki. Try living up to your words, your determination, and make me happy.

10

18

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