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Subject:Re: Resumes and SMEs From:Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU> Date:Thu, 27 Feb 1997 23:53:08 +0800
"Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM> said:
> It's amazing how much more information you can get if they think you
> have it wrong rather than if they think you know nothing (blank page).
I find this too. I don't know myself whether I really understand some-
thing until I try to explain it back. If I think I have it, I say "so
you're saying this is how it works." If I don't understand, I explain as
much of it as I do know, then say "this is the part I don't understand."
Either way, I usually get good feedback.