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    Striving for balance Little Linguist's Avatar
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    Default Help a spatial moron foundation!

    Okay, out of curiosity - is there any way one can improve her spatial skills because mine are absolutely atrocious. Before you think I'm exaggerating and making a fuss, I have empirical evidence over several years' time. Plus I cannot drive a car. Literally - not figuratively.

    Well, no one can teach me how to drive a car but perhaps I can improve my spatial skills because it really is embarrassing. :-/ I get technicians and scientists all the time who want to learn English, and they try to explain these spatial skills and I hate looking like an idiot. (The whole language/math dichotomy). Ay yi yi.

    Perhaps I'm doomed to be a spatial dumbass, but if I can avoid it, that would be great.

    Thanks!
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    I don't know, but that was my highest score on some high school test. What would you like to know about it? Heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    I don't know, but that was my highest score on some high school test. What would you like to know about it? Heh.
    Well, I would like to know how you get your brain to assimilate that so quickly. I mean when it comes to 3D visualization and the like, I'm at a total loss, and that seems to be a real disadvantage when I have to teach folks who deal with these kinds of things all the time.

    Geometry was a disaster. My teacher just looked at me as if I were a dumbass half the time. I mean, okay, maybe I am a lost cause, but I'd like to think there were hope for me.

    Do you have any tips that make it easier, or does it just come super naturally to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Linguist View Post
    Well, I would like to know how you get your brain to assimilate that so quickly. I mean when it comes to 3D visualization and the like, I'm at a total loss, and that seems to be a real disadvantage when I have to teach folks who deal with these kinds of things all the time.

    Geometry was a disaster. My teacher just looked at me as if I were a dumbass half the time. I mean, okay, maybe I am a lost cause, but I'd like to think there were hope for me.

    Do you have any tips that make it easier, or does it just come super naturally to you?
    I think it's innate, but I've been an "artist" since I could walk, maybe that training helped. In any case, I think your best option is to use your strengths to circumvent the need to use spatial relations. You can talk people into driving you around, for example.

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    Play White Dwarf on avoid until you can practically manipulate the planets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    I think it's innate, but I've been an "artist" since I could walk, maybe that training helped. In any case, I think your best option is to use your strengths to circumvent the need to use spatial relations. You can talk people into driving you around, for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colmena View Post
    Play White Dwarf on avoid until you can practically manipulate the planets.

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    Oh wow, that's hard (for me) but really fun! Thanks!

    (Does that really help develop spatial skills?!)
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    Yes I think so. When I first begin to play it, I'm all panicky, but after a while I begin to glide elegantly around the circles all relaxed. I wouldn't be surprised if spatial awareness is actually a lot to with frame of mind.
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    spatial skills? i'm not bad at visual patterns and whatnot but i am absolutely HORRIBLE with my sense of direction. good god, i used to get lost at school after being there for 2 months.

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